In what famous Roman city was an ancient statue of a goddess wearing a bikini discovered, and who was the Roman goddess? In tracing the origins of the bikini, Wikipedia reports the following:
If you'll notice, the Wikipedia entry specifies "the modern bikini." It also says, however, that artistic depictions of bikini-like garments date back to antiquity.
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Answer: The ancient city was Pompeii, which was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The bikini wearer was Venus, the Roman goddess associated with love, beauty and fertility. And, perhaps, tanning?.