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Marble head unearthed during works in Rome

Discovery made in central Piazza Augusto Imperatore.

A marble head was unearthed during works in the historic centre of Rome on Thursday, the city's mayor Roberto Gualtieri announced on Twitter, posting a photograph of the mud-covered relic.

"Rome continues to return precious evidence of its past: a splendid intact marble head was found during the works in Piazza Augusto Imperatore supervised by the Superintendence" - Gualtieri wrote - "Archaeologists and restorers are busy cleaning and studying the find".

According to a brief statement on the city's website, the head appears to depict a young woman: "this can be seen from her hair, even if tied back, and from her delicate features."

The head was discovered in the piazza surrounding the Mausoleum of Augustus and the Ara Pacis museum where excavations and restyling works have been underway in recent years.

Last month Luxury jeweller Bulgari inaugurated a five-star hotel in the same piazza.

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Address Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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Marble head unearthed during works in Rome

Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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