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An 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been found under a car park in Great Britain

An 1,800-year-old Roman statue has been found under a car park in Great Britain

March 19, 2024 – 3:35 pm

AD I or II Masons in Great Britain discovered an 18th-century Roman marble statue while renovating Burghley House, a Tudor-era castle near Stamford. Workers were remodeling the castle's parking lot when an excavator discovered a woman's head carved from marble. Two weeks later, the top of the head was also found.

The statue was then cleaned by experts and then put together. They also noticed that an iron stake had been drilled into the marble, which was used to connect it either to other marble parts or to some foundation. the Quoted from CNN According to expert opinion, this procedure was often used by Italian antique dealers in the 18th century. 18th century, and Cecil Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter, living at Burghley House, and who visited Italy several times in the second half of the 18th century, where he also bought art treasures, bought the statue from them.

Of course, it's still unclear how the statue got to the ground under the parking lot. There are those who point to a failed theft attempt, but according to other historians, it is possible that the statue was simply thrown away.

Either way, wrestler director Greg Crowley said it was a great feeling to come across something so old and so special in action. At first he thought it was just a bigger rock, and was very surprised when it came out of the ground and turned out to have a face.

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The assembled statue is displayed in the castle along with other statues collected by the Count.

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