Amazon statue of Herculaneum

This video is called Ancient Secrets of Herculaneum.

From LiveScience:

Ancient Amazon Warrior Statue Resurrected

By LiveScience Staff

posted: 13 January 2009

Laser-scanning and computer graphics are breathing virtual life into a 2,000 year-old statue of an Amazon warrior.

The Roman statue was discovered by the Herculaneum Conservation Project in the ancient ruins of Herculaneum, a town preserved in the same eruption that buried nearby Pompeii in AD 79.

Scientists think the statue represents a wounded Amazon warrior, complete with painted hair and eyes preserved by the ash that buried the town.

“The statue is an incredible find,” said study researcher Mark Williams of the University of Warwick‘s WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group). “Although its age alone makes it valuable, it is unique because it has retained the original painted surface, preserved under the volcanic material that buried Herculaneum.”

Pompeii a symbol of Italy’s sloppiness: here.

Herculaneum papyrus scrolls: here.

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