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Storm In Israel Uncovers Ancient Statue

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Storm in Israel uncovers ancient statue
www.cnn.com...

Just saw this on the ticker on CNN. Interesting find.


Jerusalem (CNN) -- A huge storm that collapsed part of a cliff on Israel's central coast led to the discovery of a statue dating back to the Roman period, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.
The white marble statue of a woman wearing a toga and sandals is estimated to be about 2,000 years old. It stands 1.2 meters tall, weighs about 200 kilograms and was found with no head or arms, according to a news release by the authority.
A person walking on the shore at Ashkelon on the coast west of Jerusalem made the discovery, the authority said.
"The statue fell into the sea when the ancient maritime cliff collapsed as a result of the storm," said Yigal Israel, the Ashkelon district archaeologist. "The collapse also ruined a bath house and mosaics that had been in the cliff for many hundreds of years."

edit on 12/14/2010 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo




posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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good find, I hope they are able to find the remaining pieces!



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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Great find, I also hope they are able to find her head and arms, am looking forward to more information.

Here is the picture from the link you provided.




posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 06:01 AM
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Video here on the BBC as well.

I was going to post this earlier, but work got in the way


BBC Video



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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So Israel did belong to the italians 2000 years ago? interesting.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Greeks actually. Classical Isreal had a Hellenic culture, the whole reason why the local Hebrews got all huffy, a foreign power was seen as a corrupting influence. This made it easy when the Romans took over.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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I would have kept the statue if I found it, and maybe sold it. Although it's probably pretty heavy, so getting it out of where it was would be hard.

I didn't think there was anymore treasures to find in this world anymore. Thought they all got found or looted!



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:10 AM
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I believe the Romans occupied the area around the time of Christ...



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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Why steal it? You wouldnt want the rest of the world to share in this?



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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Kinda like finders keepers, it's lost treasure. I'd respect it enough to preserve it in modern day civilization, maybe sell to a museum.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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You didn't know? Theres even a book about it. It's called bible or something like that. But those Italians were called Romans back then



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 12:07 AM
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Perhaps it's a statue of Diana:


the goddess of the hunt, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and also of the moon in Roman mythology. In literature she was the equal of the Greek goddess Artemis
en.wikipedia.org...(mythology)



www.theoi.com...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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awhh i was hoping it wasn't roman crap, oh well. Screw those damn romans!



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