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Student finds 1,800-year-old god statue while searching through ancient trash heapCan you find a god in a rubbish pile? That exactly what happened to a first-year archaeology student when he came across an ancient deity statue in northern England.The figure is similar to the Roman god Antenociticus, though professors think it could also be a homegrown god.The head was found in what used to be either an ancient bathhouse or refuse pile. The head could be up to 1,800 years old and is likely from the second, third or fourth century CE, archaeologists say.The head was found in what used to be either an ancient bathhouse or refuse pile. The head could be up to 1,800 years old and is likely from the second, third or fourth century CE, archaeologists say. (Durham University)

Student finds 1,800-year-old god statue while searching through ancient trash heap
Can you find a god in a rubbish pile? That exactly what happened to a first-year archaeology student when he came across an ancient deity statue in northern England.

The figure is similar to the Roman god Antenociticus, though professors think it could also be a homegrown god.

The head was found in what used to be either an ancient bathhouse or refuse pile. The head could be up to 1,800 years old and is likely from the second, third or fourth century CE, archaeologists say.

The head was found in what used to be either an ancient bathhouse or refuse pile. The head could be up to 1,800 years old and is likely from the second, third or fourth century CE, archaeologists say. (Durham University)

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