Italian archaeologists have uncovered a diamond-studded statue of the goddess of the underworld in the town of Colletta.
The statue is believed to have been part of a large complex of religious and public buildings.
It was found in a courtyard in the ancient town of Cascoli.
Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of Florence (IATFF) and the Italian National Museum of Archaeological History (INAPHO) were called in to find the statue in May.
They had to travel up to the edge of the Collettan hill to excavate a large part of the statue.
The archaeologists had to excavated a lot of soil and had to put the statue into a specially designed chamber to remove the stone fragments.
The researchers then placed the statue on the roof of the courtyard and installed a metal plate over the statue so it could not be removed.
The stone fragments were also removed and a stone coffin was put in the chamber where the statue had been hidden for more than 500 years.
The excavation of the bronze statue is being led by Italian archaeologist Giancarlo Cattaneo.
Cattaneso said the discovery of the sculpture, which is thought to date from the 12th century AD, is an important historical piece.
The discovery of a bronze statue of Venus and Apollo, which has been buried in Collettana for more 200 years, is a major step in the evolution of Roman sculpture, Cattani said.
We still have to go through the whole area of the site to get all the fragments. “
It has to be mentioned that the discovery is only the tip of the iceberg.
We still have to go through the whole area of the site to get all the fragments.
It is not possible to dig all the way through the entire Colletan Hill, which also includes the nearby hill, to find all the pieces of the temple that are buried in this area.”
The statue was found by Cattanese in 1872, when he was a student at the University of Bologna, after he discovered an iron statue of Apollo in a quarry.
The bronze statue, which was covered in an elaborate bronze veil, was found to date back to the 1220s.
The temple was the headquarters of the church of Casca, which had a complex of buildings in the area, and which was founded around 1260.
It also had a large temple in a small chapel nearby, the Casca Chapel.
Casca’s temple complex was known for its extensive construction of buildings, including an amphitheatre, temple and basilica. “
I had never seen a bronze veil of that height before, so we were amazed.”
Casca’s temple complex was known for its extensive construction of buildings, including an amphitheatre, temple and basilica.
It has been said to contain around 100,000 statues and artefacts dating back to at least the 4th century.
The archaeological site is known for the presence of a wide variety of artefacts and objects, including bronze statues, bronze rings, stone coffins, copper vessels and gold, silver and gold coins.
Archaeology has been going on at the site since 1892.
In 2016, a bronze ring with a heart and a gold cross was unearthed.
A bronze statue was unearthed in 1874 and the remains of a stone statue in 1895.
The Collettani Temple has also been the site of a series of religious celebrations.
In the early 20th century, the area was home to a large number of Italian and Portuguese-made statues.