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Numerous Roman artifacts have been discovered, including “licking” dog

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Numerous Roman artifacts have been discovered, including "licking" dog
Numerous Roman artifacts have been discovered, including "licking" dog | Photo: Gloucestershire County Council/PA

In 2017, a unique treasure was discovered in Gloucestershire (England) – Roman artifacts made of bronze, including a “licking” dog. The objects are dated to the 4th century CE.

The lucky explorers are treasure hunters Pete Cresswell and his brother-in-law Andrew Boughton. Scientists believe the “licking” dog is an example of a healing statue that is linked to the Roman health temple at Lydney.

It is probable that the discovered objects were deliberately destroyed (apart from the aforementioned statue of a dog) and hidden. It is suspected that this could have been done by a worker who wanted to melt the items down later.

The discovered objects will be on display at The British Museum at the end of the year.

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