Statue of Alexander the Great discovered in northern Turkey

·

Believed to be from the Roman Era, a statue representing Alexander the Great has been discovered in the Amasra district in northern Turkey.

The excavation team led by the Amasra Museum Directorate in Bartin, made the discovery in an area which had been uncovered in 2017 after construction was needed at a school.

Based on consultations and historical investigation, the statue is dated to the 2nd century AD and measures 23 centimeters and exhibits upward looking eyes, a slightly opened mouth and long curly hair parted on both sides.

The statue being investigated by a team of archaeologists.

In addition to the statue being discovered, other findings have been unearthed and are currently being investigated by the team.

The team has said that all artifacts discovered at the time have been preserved under the supervision of the Amasra Museum Directorate.

Source: Bianet

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Two)

In our previous article we referred to the important year 2035, a milestone for the presence and evolution of Hellenism in Australia.

‘Poor Things’ costumes exhibition opens at Benaki Museum in Greece

Costumes from Giorgos Lanthimos' film "Poor Things" are featured in an exhibition inaugurated by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Meet Joanna Kalafatis: New Greek star of hit Netflix series ‘Maestro in Blue’

Joanna Kalafatis is a beautiful Greek woman with voluminous hair. However, as the saying goes, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Archaeologists in Crete mystified by 4000-year-old discovery

A recently discovered 4,000-year-old stone building in Crete is puzzling archaeologists and potentially delaying an airport project.

Greece ranks third among Mediterranean cruise destinations

Data from the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) show that Greek ports handled 7,003,150 passengers in 2023, up from 4,629,650 in 2022.

You May Also Like

Winning entries from the Battle of Thermopylae Competition revealed

Click below to see the incredible creative works of our Battle of Thermopylae 2500 Year Anniversary Competition winners and runners-up.

George Kambosos Jr world title rematch to be held in Melbourne on October 16

George Kambosos Jr has confirmed his world title rematch with Devin Haney will be held on Sunday, October 16 at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena.

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development to address Australian conference

The Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ms Vicky Loizou, will address Greek Australians at a dialogue series.