Late Roman magistrate statue found in Bulgaria
|Screengrab from Bulgarian National Television [Credit: Sofia Globe]|
The statue was likely erected during the last years when the Roman forum was still the focus of civic life, before the ascent of Christianity shifted the focus to churches.
Given the cooling weather conditions, archaeologists will secure the statue for the winter and will resume digs in the spring of 2014, archaeologist Boris Draganov is quoted as saying. Once fully unearthed and cleaned, the statue is expected to go on display either at Plovdiv’s archaeological museum or at the forum site where it was discovered.
Source: The Sofia Globe [November 26, 2013]