“The Appia Antica Park announced on Facebook that the area ‘has reserved a great surprise for us: a life-size marble statue which, due to the presence of the club and the lion’s coat covering its head, we can certainly identify as a figure representing Hercules’. The discovery was made during repair work on some sewer pipes that had collapsed, causing chasms and landslides.”—”Ancient statue of Hercules emerges from Rome sewer repairs. Work depicting mythological hero and apparently dating back to Roman imperial period found near Appian Way.”
I mean … I would expect nothing less than collapsed sewer pipes and landslides from a truly Herculean squat. That’s how you know it’s authentic. But, really, if it took that long, he should eat more fibre.