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Statue of Greek god uncovered by archaeologists throughout excavation of historic Roman sewer in Bulgaria

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Archaeologists close to Bulgaria’s southeastern border with Greece uncovered an almost 7-foot statue of the traditional Greek god Hermes throughout a dig this week. 

The surprising discover occurred throughout excavation of an historic Roman sewer within the deserted metropolis of Heraclea Sintica, which was based by King Philip II of Macedon between 356 and 339 B.C.E. 

The sprawling metropolis was devastated by an earthquake in 388 A.D. 

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“Its head is preserved. (It is in a) superb situation,” lead archaeologist Lyudmil Vagalinski stated, explaining that the marble statue had been positioned within the sewer and lined with dust, probably as Christianity was adopted because the official faith of the Roman Empire and pagan symbols have been banned.

He added that the statue was a Roman copy of an historic Greek unique.

“All the things pagan was forbidden, they usually have joined the brand new ideology,” Vagalinski stated. 

He added, “however apparently they took care of their previous deities.” 

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Heraclea Sintica, now the Bulgarian village of Rupite, was deserted round 500 A.D. after going into speedy decline following the earthquake.

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