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Roman statue of Diana unearthed at Terracina in central Italy


Following the recent discovery of a headless Roman marble torso missing arms and legs, identified as the goddess 'Diana the Huntress', this morning the head of the same statue was found in the centre of the town of Terracina in the Lazio Region, central Italy.

Roman statue of Diana unearthed at Terracina in central Italy
Head of the statue [Credit Città di Terracina]
Experts think that the statue originally stood in the centre of a hot water pool in an ancient Roman thermal complex of the town and that other findings are probably scattered in the area where today the Agip petrol station stands.

The discovery of the Roman thermal baths, dating to the 4th century AD according to the experts, came as a complete surprise during the installation works of petrol tanks.

Roman statue of Diana unearthed at Terracina in central Italy
Recovery of the statue's torso [Credit Città di Terracina]
The newfound statue will be catalogued and restored.

It is expected that more finds will see the light of day with the continuation of other important excavation works in the area.

The extraordinary archaeological find testifies to the importance of the town of Terracina in ancient times.

Source: Comune di Terracina [January 18, 2017]
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