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Ancient Roam

A priceless ancient Roman statue has been discovered being used to decorate a flower bed in a housing estate.

The headless sculpture of an emperor is believed to have been stolen some time in the 1930s and then used during the construction of a posh private square in Naples, Italy.

It is thought to date back to the 2nd century BC and may once have stood in the grand gardens of a local palace.

Police have now restored the statue to the city's archaeological museum after a race against time to beat the Mafia to the treasure.

"We knew they were aware that this statue existed but neither they nor we knew where so we just kept searching until we found it," said one officer.

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  • Derek Johnson wrote on 17. 01. 2010 from Berkeley, CA, USA

    There were no Roman emperors in the 2nd Century BC. The statue must be from the 2nd Century AD.


    • EK wrote on 18. 01. 2010 from Texas

      Easy, Derek, the title of the article is Ancient ROAM, not Rome. I don't even know where Roam was, much less when they had emperors. But if they had emperors, I bet they were Roamin' all over the place. :)


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