Marble Medusa head unearthed in Roman ruins - Unexplained Mysteries A remnant of the past has been discovered among the remains of an ancient first century Roman city. Perhaps the best known of all ancient mythological monsters, Medusa was an amalgamation of a serpent and a woman with hair made from snakes and a gaze that could turn anyone to stone. The marble head was discovered in Antiochia ad Cragum, an ancient Roman city that was founded during the reign of the Emperor Nero. Despite its sinister appearance the sculpture would have actually been used by the local people as a ward to rid the area of evil and bad luck. _______________________________________________________________________ Fascinating discovery. Who were these old gods, I wonder?