Hellenistic statue of woman unearthed in Turkey

Published on November 23rd, 2012 | by Admin

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A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman has been found in the ancient city of Metropolis in Izmir’s Torbali district, Turkey.

The head of the excavations, Trakya University Archaeology Department Associate Professor Serdar Aynek, said the headless, dressed, female statue was found buried in the city wall and that the statue reflected the richness and magnificence of the late Hellenistic period in its 2-meter length.

Aybek said that many statues found around the city walls during the excavations had been sent to the Izmir Museum.

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Story: Hürriyet Daily News | Photo: DHA

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