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Rare Painted Roman Sculpture Found

by Pat Coate | April 02, 2006
"It has incredibly well-preserved orange-red coloring on the hair and eyes."
- Jane Thompson, Herculaneum Conservation Project manager

"It is very unusual to find such a statue. It has been 10 years since two polychrome statues had been found in Herculaneum's Villa of the Papyri."
- Jane Thompson, Herculaneum Conservation Project manager

Pompeii, Italy - The marble head of an Amazon warrior woman has emerged from Vesuvius' volcanic rock with her make up still on, archaeologists announced this week.

With her colored hair and make up, the Amazon lady is one of the few remaining examples of a Roman painted statue.

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