Roman statue discovered in Ashkelon

It doesn’t often happen that the weather helps archaeologists. Haaretz reported that a massive storm caused a collapse along the Ashkelon coast and revealed a statue of a headless woman. The report also has a slide show of the discovery.

The massive storm that swept through Israel over the weekend caused a great deal of damage to archaeological sites all along the Mediterranean coast, but also uncovered a an impressive statue of a woman between 1650 and 1800 years old in Ashkelon.

A statue from Roman times discovered in Ashkelon after a cliff collapsed, revealing archaeological treasures. © Ilan Assayag

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