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Photos: Treasures of a Late Roman-Era Shipwreck

Moon Goddess

Moon Goddess

(Image credit: Ran Feinstein)

The discovery of a small statue of Luna, the moon goddess, identifiable by her crescent headdress. This statuette ended up at the bottom of the harbor right around the time that Emperor Constantine was ending the persecution of Christians and moving toward Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire. [Read the full story on the Roman-era shipwreck]

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