In October, Italian archaeologists unearthed 24 well-preserved bronze statues of Hygieia, Apollo, and other Greco-Roman deities.
The 2,000-year-old statues were found in an ancient hot spring used for bathing and restoration. He had about 5,000 bronze, silver, and gold coins with him.
The pieces date to the middle of the 2nd century BCE. and 1st century AD. According to the Italian Ministry of Culture, the era marked a period of "a great change in ancient Tuscan
The sculptures were discovered in San Cassiano di Bagni, a hill town in the province of Siena, about 100 miles north of Rome.
They will move to the Central Institute for Restoration laboratories in nearby Grosseto and eventually to a planned museum in San Cassiano di Bagni.
Massimo Ossana, director general of Italy's state museums, said the find was "certainly one of the most important bronze finds ever made in the history of the ancient Mediterranean
In 1972 the Riace bronzes (two warriors) were founded. They were built between 460 and 450 BC.
Taboli, who led the excavation for the University for Foreigners in Siena, said the find was important because it helps historians understand the relationship between the Etruscans
as the Roman Empire flourished in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. . The inscriptions on the statues are in both Latin and Etruscan.
Taboli said, "While social and civil wars were being waged outside the sanctuary ... inside the sanctuary, the great Etruscan elite and Roman families prayed together in a context
"This prospect is an extraordinary opportunity to rewrite the relationship and dialectics between the Etruscans and the Romans."