Thursday, November 03, 2011

Article: Roman tombstone fished out of river in Croatia

Roman tombstone fished out of river in Croatia
http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/2011/11/03/roman-tombstone-fished-out-of-river-in-croatia/


Roman tombstone fished out of river in Croatia

by Sevaan Franks on November 3, 2011

Divers have discovered a Roman tombstone from the Drava river in Croatia.

The relief shows a mythical scene, possibly Venus with two cupids, but archaeologists cannot be certain before the restoration work is completed. Both pieces are believed to date to the second or third century.

Underwater archaeologist Kruno Zubcic discovered the find weighing 400 kilograms at a depth of five metres, daily Jutarnji List writes.

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Story: Croatian Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons


(via Instapaper)