. “Once-in-a-lifetime” discovery: Archaeologists find Roman statues while excavating small English church « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBS NEWS/Archaeologists have made a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery while working on a high-speed railway project in a small English village: rare Roman statues in a mausoleum under an old church.

The statues were uncovered in Buckinghamshire while the researchers were excavating the Norman-built St. Mary’s Church, the high-speed railway organization, HS2, said in a press release. While digging, they found two complete stone busts of what appear to be an adult female and an adult male, as well as the stone head of a child.

Those working on the site said the finding is “uniquely remarkable.”

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