Head of Roman era statue discovered after heavy rains in Crete

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The recent wave of bad weather across Greece not only brought hardship, it also revealed an archaeological treasure.

Head of Roman era statue discovered after heavy rains in Crete

On the 4th of January, a young farmer in the area of Ierapetra (ancient Ierapytna) in southern Crete found the head of a statue which had surfaced after floods in the area.

The 30 year old man immediately notified the local archaeological authorities who have since taken possession of the artefact.

The well-preserved marble sculpture depicts the head of a young woman with an elaborate hairstyle and probably dates to the 3rd century AD.

After the work of restoration, the statue will be exhibited at the museum of Ierapetra.

Source: Nea Kriti [January 15, 2017]

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