AFP: Third-century Roman sculptures discovered
Two points make this news interesting:
1) the sculptures were deliberately buried - with bits of tufa between them - rather than thrown into the fountain by iconoclast vandals
2) the excavation was privately sponsored
The sculptures date from the last, third century phase of the villa, and many depict Septimius Severus and his family; there is also a statue of a nude Zeus and a herm. And since a pictures in worth a thousand words, here are photos of the sculptures themselves, which are particularly fine and suggest that the villa belonged to someone highly placed in society, probably with strong links to the Imperial family.
There is more about the find and a great photo of the sculptures in situ on Discovery News here.