TEL AVIV (Jul. 26)
A pink marble statue of Cybele, the ancient, Greek, so-called “Mother of Gods, ” had been uncovered in the great amphitheater at Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea, it was announced today by Dr. Maria Teresa Fortuna, acting head of an Italian archaeological expedition which has just concluded three seasons of digging at the location.
The statue, headless, is three feet in height. It appears to date back to the third century before the Christian Era. According to the scientists, the diggings at Caesarea promise to yield other rich finds, including intact buildings dating to the Roman era and to the period of the Christian crusades in Palestine.