Last Updated on 2/4/2007 by bidz
“THREE divers landed the catch of a lifetime when they discovered a 19th century Italian sculpture worth thousands of pounds buried in the silt beneath Scottish waters.
Experts have identified the marble piece found in the Firth of Clyde as a bust of a woman by Rinaldo Rinaldi, a renowned 19th century artist.
…Historians say the statue is likely to have come from a 130-year-old shipwreck. The area is also known to have once been used by smugglers, and the remains of abandoned vessels are scattered around the seabed.”