Dacia – today modern Romania – was the last province to be added to the Roman Empire in AD106. The capital was at Apulum and here excavations have revealed an extensive sanctuary of the Roman god Liber Pater, often identified with Bacchus. This fine statue was one of the earliest discoveries.
Many other statues have been discovered, many of them set up by soldiers in the nearby fortress. Here we see a fine statue of Venus, sadly without her head.
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