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Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey


Archaeologists in western Turkey have discovered two statues dating back 2,000 years in excavations of the ancient Graeco-Roman city of Blaundos.


Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency



Blaundos was first built by Macedonians that came to Anatolia, present-day Turkey, following the military campaign of Alexander the Great. The ruins of the ancient city, located in what is now the Ulubey district of Usak province, was later occupied by the Romans.


Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency

Excavations to unearth the city, which started in 2018, are currently focused on the area where a temple to the Greek mythological goddess Demeter is located.



Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Birol Can, a faculty member at the Archaeology Department of Usak University, said the team had discovered two statues in the courtyard of the temple located in the center of the city.


Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency



Can, who is leading the excavations, said one of the discovered statues was 185 centimeters (over 6 feet) tall with no head, while the other was missing its head, right arm, and both legs.


Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency

"We don't know yet whether the statues are from the temple site or from street-side honour statues," he said, adding that further research on the finds was ongoing.


Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old statues in western Turkey
Credit: Anadolu Agency

"Both finds are male marble statues. We have not yet determined who they are -- whether they are gods, emperors, or statesmen," Can said.


Source: Anadolu Agency [December 18, 2021]


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