Antiquities and sculptures specialists have reconstructed a missing finger from a bronze statue of a Roman emperor, 500 years after it was lost, according to the British newspaper "Daily Mail".
The statue belongs to "Constantine the Great" and is 39 feet high, and was made around AD 330, and its head, hand, and a globe that was carried by the hand were kept in the Capitoline Museums in Rome.
The hand was damaged due to the removal of the globe sometime before the thirties of the fifteenth century, and the finger was identified in 2018 by the researcher, "Aurelia Azima".
"A special technique has been used to perfectly return the bronze toe to the hand of the statue," said Claudio Baresi Prisic, director of the Capitoline Museums.
The museum acquired the remains of the head, hand and globe in 1471 as a gift from Pope Sixtus IV.
Museums in the Italian capital were allowed to reopen on April 26, after the restrictions used to contain the Corona virus were eased.