Lost Roman statue found in Castle cupboard

Published on March 18th, 2013 | by Admin

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An archivist working in the basement of Sudeley Castle in England has found a Roman statues of a local God that has been missing for over 100 years.

The engraved figure, found earlier this month, wears a conical cap, tunic and cloak and holds a bow and arrow.

It has been identified by historians as Cotswold deity Apollo the Hound Prince or Apollo Cunomaglos.

Experts believe there are only seven other known depictions, four from the Cotswolds and three from London, and say the discovery is a significant find.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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