Archaeologists search for sculpture’s head
|The two-meter sculpture was found during drainage |
works in a field [Credit: AA]
Kocaeli Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Adnan Zanburkan said examinations by archaeologists were continuing on the sculpture and work had been initiated to locate its head.
“The area is rich in terms of archaeology. Every year we make expropriation work there and carry out excavations. Our primary goal is to reveal the remnants of the ancient city of Nicomedia. We receive great demand from archaeologists to search the field,” he said.
Zanburkan added that after restoration and maintenance work, the sculpture would be displayed in a museum.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [April 13, 2016]