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Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar


The Roman Villa of Salar had an exceptional moment with the discovery of a third Venus. The recent discovery, during the archaeological campaign being undertaken in the area, represents a turning point for this site which, since its discovery in 2004, has become one of the reference points for archaeology in the Spanish province of Granada.

Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar
Credit: Villa Romana De Salar
In fact, the third Venus - which is in a perfect state of preservation - complements the other two similar pieces found in 2012 and 2013. However, this sculpture is larger than those previously found in the villa, which houses Roman remains dating between the first and fifth centuries AD.

Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar
Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar


Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar
Third Venus discovered at Granada's Roman Villa of Salar
Credit: Villa Romana De Salar


The 'Capitoline Venus' measures around 60 centimetres in its full size and reaffirms the historical importance of the Roman remains of Salar.


The discovery of the Roman villa in this western municipality came about as a result of the work begun by the Granada Provincial Council to build a wastewater treatment plant.

Source: Granada Hoy [August 24, 2018]

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