Today Italy Archaeologists found ancient bronze 

Italian archaeologists announced on Tuesday the extraordinary discovery of more than 20 bronze statues created over 2,000 years ago, almost perfectly preserved in the mud of hot springs in Tuscany.

The statues depict deities venerated at a sanctuary in San Casciano dei Bagni,

Italy Ancient Bronze Archifects

established first by the Etruscans and then expanded under the Romans, according to Italy's culture ministry.

Votive offerings and around 5,000 gold, silver and bronze coins were also found during three years of excavations at the site,

which has drawn visitors to its natural thermal waters for more than two millennia.

Italy Ancient Archifects found today

Jacopo Tabolli, the Etruscan specialist who led the project, called it an "unparallelled" discovery that promised to shed new light on the period when the bronzes were created, from around the 2nd century BC to the first century AD.