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Ancient Rome Penis Sculpture May Be Largest Phallus Carving Ever Discovered

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A massive 18-inch penis sculpture was recently discovered at an ancient Roman site in Spain. (Image: Nuevo Cortes Historical Museum)

A stone sculpture of a penis recently discovered at an ancient Roman site in Spain is about 18 inches (46 centimeters) long, which may make it the largest carving of a Roman phallus ever discovered. According to experts, the severed genitalia may have been carved and displayed to ward off bad luck.

Archaeologists have discovered a long sculptural shaft in El Higerón, a site near the city of Nuevo Cortéa in the Córdoba region of Spain. The Nuevo Cortes Historical Museum, which is excavating the site, shared the find on August 19. Facebook post.

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