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Statue found in goat pen is a fake

Before I went on vacation I posted an article about how police recovered a stolen ancient Greek statue hidden in a goat pen. Well it turns out the statue is a 19th century fake.

“A closer examination found moulding marks and bubble traces, leading to the conclusion that the statue is a copy,” suggesting the statue had been cast rather than sculpted, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The 1.2-metre statue of a kore, an archaic maiden, was found last week in a sheep pen in the Fyli district northwest of Athens, bordering the countryside.

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Story: AFP | Photo: HO/AP

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