Statue of Hermes uncovered in SW Turkey

A bronze Hermes statue from the Roman era, which has been unearthed during excavations in the ancient city of Patara in the southern province of Antalya’s Kaş district and restored at the Antalya Museum, was yesterday introduced to Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay.

Statue of Hermes uncovered in SW Turkey
The statue of Hermes found in ancient Patara [Credit: Hurryet/AA]
The head of the excavations, Professor Havva İşkan Işık, said the four-meter long head statue was unique in Turkey and the world, saying, “we have never found such a stature before.”

Işık said the statue was estimated to date back to the period of Emperor Constantine. “This is a work from the late period, which makes it more special,” he said.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [January 22, 2013]

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