Hunt on for satyr's 'brothers' (Italy)





The hunt is on for the 'brothers' of a 2,400-year-old bronze satyr fished out of the sea off Sicily seven years ago .

"We are sure there are similar objects down there," said Sicily's maritime culture chief Sebastiano Tusa .

The Sicilian regional government has contacted top Italian fuels group Eni to tap into its experience laying underwater cables .

"They've provided us with special equipment that should enable us to find the satyr's brothers," Tusa said .

The official said Eni's dredging probes had already enabled specialists to locate the wreck of a IV century AD Roman ship that will be raised from the sea floor in the next few weeks .

The Dancing Satyr, retrieved from the waters of the Sicilian Channel in March 1998, was the star attraction at the Italian pavilion at Japan's major cultural and trade event last year, the World Expo 2005 .



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