Italy unearths 24 bronze statues from Ancient Rome
Archaeologists have unearthed 24 well-preserved bronze statues in Tuscany, Italy – believed to be from ancient Roman times.
The statues were discovered under the muddy ruins of an ancient bathhouse in San Casciano dei Bagni, a hilltop town in the Siena province – about 100 miles north of Rome.
The figures depicting Hygieia, Apollo and other Greco-Roman gods are believed to be around 2,300 years old.
One expert said the statues could “rewrite history.”
Most of the statues – which were found submerged beneath the baths alongside around 6,000 bronze, silver and gold coins – date to between the 2nd Century BC and the 1st Century AD.
The statues were preserved by the water and will now be taken to a restoration laboratory before being put on display in a new museum in San Casciano.