Roman statue rises from the sea (with a little help from a storm) (Photos)
Storms across the Middle East last week pounded the region with rain and wind, sending one cliff on the coast of Israel crumbling into the sea. In the destructive wake, though, a discovery was made: A Roman statue of a woman was found in the remains of the cliff. Israeli archaeologists believe the statue represents Aphrodite (the statue was not naked on a seashell, but draped in a toga on a pedestal).
Despite the excitement over the statue, the archaeologists are dismayed by the havoc the storm wrought. Other artifacts were washed away in the storm and parts of the coastal ruins were severely damaged, the Associated Press reports.
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