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A Roman statue dating back 1,800 years has been discovered at the construction site of a car park in England

A Roman statue dating back 1,800 years has been discovered at the construction site of a car park in England

Construction workers working on a parking site in the UK have discovered a Roman statue dating back 1,800 years.

The worker in question, Greg Crowley, discovered a marble head of a woman dating to the first or second century on a Peterborough estate in England last year, CNN reported.

Two weeks later, a bust matching the head was found a few meters away.

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Experts have since analyzed the find and discovered that a metal rod was attached to the head to allow it to be attached to the bust.

The company, Burghley House, believes one of its owners, Cecil Brownlow, may have purchased the artefact during a trip to Italy, but has no idea how the statue ended up underground, describing the whole matter as a “complete mystery”.


The worker who made the discovery said he felt “an incredible feeling after finding something so ancient and special.”

“I couldn't believe my ears when they told me it was a Roman marble statue,” he says.

The statue has been cleaned and is now inside the ground.

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