Tuesday, January 31, 2023

HERCULES in the news...

Two discoveries of statues of HERCULES have occurred recently, one from late last year and one from last week!

Construction Workers Discovered a Mysterious Statue of Hercules Buried Deep in a Roman Sewer

Construction workers cleaning and repairing a 100-year-old sewer in Rome unearthed a life-size marble sculpture of a man dressed as the mythical figure of Hercules, identifiable by his lion skin headdress.

“I doubt anyone was expecting a find like this under these circumstances,” Jane Draycott, an archaeologist at the University of Glasgow who was not involved in the excavation, told the Miami Herald. “A nice surprise amongst the sewage!”


2,000-year-old statue of Roman god Hercules unearthed


Archaeologists unearthed a well-preserved statue of the Roman god Hercules during excavations at a site in Greece's ancient city of Philippi.

A team from Aristotle University found the statue, which was in a few pieces but still in good condition, in an area that was once part of the Roman and Byzantine empires.


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