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Jan 28 5 tweets 2 min read
🇮🇹⚡️Roman statue of Hercules pops up during sewer repairs in Rome

An ancient Roman statue of Hercules has been discovered during repairs to the drains under a park in Rome. The statue is possibly 2,000 years old.
#rome #roma #archeology #hercules
It was the archaeological park itself that shared the discovery on Facebook. “The domain held a big surprise for us,” it sounds. “It is a life-size marble statue that we can identify with certainty as Hercules because of the club and the lion's cloak.”
The impressive find is believed to date back to Roman Imperial times (27 BC to 476 AD), and was found around the second mile marker along the ancient Appia Road, a famous historic road.
The statue surfaced during repairs to some collapsed sewer pipes. The repair works involved digging to a depth of 20 meters and, as so often in Rome, were carried out in the presence of archaeologists.
In November last year, an "exceptional" treasure trove of bronze statues that had been preserved underground for thousands of years by mud and boiling water was also discovered.

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