These statues are expected from the age of ancient Roman times in thermal baths in Tuscany.

They were found in the north of Rome, San Casciano Dei Bagni, where archaeologists have been scouring the demolition of an old bath house since 2019.

It is one of the most notable findings and the most noteworthy in the history of the ancient Mediterranean since the Riace Bronzes (a Greek warrior) found in 1972.

The statues characterize Apollo, Hygieia and other Greco-Roman divinities.

Around the 1st century, these statues were used to decorate a sanctuary. Before, they were absorbed in the water according to the practices.

These statues were buried under almost 6,000 gold & bronze coins and covered by hot muddy water, which preserved them in a similar condition as they sank in the water.

Mr Gennaro Sangiuliano, the cultural minister, stated the remarkable finding proves that Italy is a country of great and unique treasures.