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Archaeologists search for sculpture’s head

Archaeologists in the northwestern Turkish province of İzmit have been searching for the head of a female sculpture, which was found a few days ago.

Archaeologists search for sculpture’s head
The two-meter sculpture was found during drainage 
works in a field [Credit: AA]
The two-meter sculpture was found during drainage works in a field, which had served as a car parking area in the past, and was taken under protection by the Kocaeli Archaeology and Ethnography Museum. It is estimated that the headless sculpture dates back to the Roman era 2,000 years ago.

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]

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