Israeli Woman Stumbles Upon 1700-Year-Old Roman Busts Near Ancient Ruins

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An Israeli woman walking near ancient ruins noticed a head sticking out of the ground, leading to the uncovering of two Roman-era busts, archaeologists said Sunday.

The life-size sculptures, carved in limestone, were found in the northern city of Beit Shean earlier this month, with the Israel Antiquities Authority dating them to the late Roman period, some 1,700 years ago.

The well-preserved busts are of men, one of them bearded, sculpted in the Oriental style that was becoming fashionable at the end of the Roman period, according to Eitan Klein, deputy head of the IAA’s theft prevention unit. The area was a major city during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmm, she was just moseying around and……hey, what’s that? It looks like a head sticking out of the ground. Let me get a better look. Gee, I wonder why no one else noticed this for the last 1,700 years?
    Seriously? This fake news business must really be getting the gullible olam all riled up.

    • if you sneeze in Israel. you find antiquities! but by all means adjust your tinfoil hat I hear if you point it in just the right angle you pick up fox news.

  2. Israel Antiquities Authority in their press release stated their early transparency was in order to give everyone a heads-up on this development.

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