Statue of Hermes found in a Roman sewer during excavation

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snooggums , edited

Vagalinski noted that the discovery was made in the *Cloaca Maxima* sewer, where archaeologists hardly expected to find anything.

I have a friend in Rome by that name!

aeronmelon

He has a wife, you know...

rhabarba [OP]

Ahh, the husband of Incontinentia Buttocks!

betterdeadthanreddit

Kind of a long name, do they shorten it to a word or two in daily use or go by the full sentence?

aeronmelon

In 2000 years, people are going to be excavating New England and wondering why there are so many Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee statues resting on old lake beds.

samus12345

Somehow, I don't think they'll consider them works of art worth preserving.

Noxy

looks like a damn elden ring sorcerer helm

Kiosade

It does. My brother and I call those dudes “Burger Kings” because they look like BK’s creepy king mascot

caseyweederman

I'm picturing the god of having little wings growing out of your ankles getting cancelled.

The Assman

Cake

intensely_human

Dammit now I’m gay again

rhabarba [OP]

Sorry.

AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet

Hermes got some booty!

madcaesar

Stupid sexy Hermes!

Imgonnatrythis

Whatcha doing there buddy?

RizzRustbolt

Anchoring some sort of curse.

PhlubbaDubba , edited

"FINALLY! I THOUGHT IT WOULDN'T *EVER* TURN BACK UP!"

-A very collection completion obsessed Thracian Pagan

Cap

From wiki: "Most scholars derive "Hermes" from Greek ἕρμα (herma),[14] "stone heap."[3]: 177 "

Seems about right.

Siethron

Mercury

rollmagma

So a Bulgarian sewer?

PrimeErective

Ok, besides the sewers, what have the Bulgarians ever done for us?!