Ancient Beauty: 1,700-Year-Old Roman-Era Statue Uncovered By Storm In Israel

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1|| Strong winds and rain pummeled the Israeli coast this week. In the city of Ashkelon, a storm was strong enough to liberate a 1,700-year-old statue of a woman from the ground where she had been buried for hundreds of years. A resident found the statue, a headless and armless marble figure, while walking near the shore after the storm, the Associated Press reports. A mosaic floor of what is thought to be a Roman bathhouse was also found.

Who says looks fade? Check out some pictures of this ancient beauty. ||Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye/newscom&&
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