Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rare statue of Hercules discovered in Northern Israel

The white marble figure stands at 0.5 metres and is thought to have originally decorated an alcove in a Roman bathhouse. It has been dated to the second century AD and is said to be of exceptional quality.

The statue of Hercules is 0.5 meters tall and is of smoothed, white marble

Dr Walid Atrash of the Israel Antiquities Authority said: "This statue is unusual because it is small. Most statues of gods from this period were life-size. This is something special."

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