Excavations in Kent unearth statue of the Greek sea god Triton


A statue of the Greek God Triton has recently been discovered during excavations in Teynham, Kent.

Measuring at an impressive 2.3 feet in height and width, the statue was situated just 1.3 feet below ground level on a site which is currently being excavated for a ,.

According to Roman legend, the Triton was a figure of Greek and Roman mythology, with the god having the power to calm the waves by blowing on a conch shell. In Greek Mythology, Triton was the offspring of Poseidon and Amphitrite.

The statue of the Greco-Roman sea god, Triton. Photo: Canterbury Archaeological Trust

During excavations, the statue has been carefully lifted and removed from the site to be conserved, with the overall aim to research more about the statue and make the artefact more accessible for generations to come.

The senior curator of Roman Britain at the British Museum Dr Richard Hobbs, has said that the stunning sculpture has a great significance to our understanding of Roman Britain and it connection to mythological stories.

Source: itv




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