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Ancient marble statue found in Crimea


A marble statue of a partially draped male torso, said to date to the Hellenistic period, has been found during the course of excavations at the ancient fortifications Myrmekion, an ancient Greek colony in the Crimea.

Ancient marble statue found in Crimea
Credit: Alexander Butyagin


The statue, possibly depicting Asklepios, the Greek god of medicine and patron of physicians, was found in a destruction layer of a villa dating to the first century AD.

Ancient marble statue found in Crimea
Credit: Alexander Butyagin
The colony of Myrmekion was founded by Ionian settlers in the first half of the 6th century BC, in the eastern part of what is today the city Kerch.

Source: Russia News Today [August 28, 2018]

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