Third-century Roman Sculptures Discovered In Rome By Archaeologists Led By Roberto Egidi

By on Feb 10, 2011 in Arts, Europe, World Comments
Third century roman sculptures discovered

Third-century Roman Sculptures
Discovered In Rome

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A set of third-century Roman sculptures has been discovered in Rome by archaeologists led by Roberto Egidi, international news reported.

Reports said that the third-century Roman sculptures were buried along the Via Anagnina street in southeast Rome. It was said to be unearthed on Tuesday in an ancient fountain of a lavish Roman villa. Archaeologists believed that the sculptures were owned by a high-ranking official of the Roman Empire.

“It may be that the last owner of the villa was a high-ranking official related to the dynasty” of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the statement said.

The discovery was said to be a set of six marble sculptures where five of them were mostly heads representing members of the Severan imperial dynasty. A statue of the Greek God Zeus was also discovered.

The sculptures will be turned over to the National Museum of Rome. It will also be preserved at the Diocletian Baths near Termini station where they will undergo immediate preliminary restorations, according to reports.

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