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Classical Archaeology News

Oct 07 2011 
Marble statue found during restoration works A marble statue of the mythical god Hermes, a copy of a 4th century BC statue, has been discovered during restoration works of the surrounds of ancient Epidaurus.    The life-size statue depicts the torso of a standing nude man with a cloak on his left shoulder and draped over his arm.    According to archaeologists the marble statue, which is in excellent condition, is believed to have been sculpted in the Roman era, possibly in the 2nd century AD, during Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Epidaurus.

Marble statue found during restoration works

A marble statue of the mythical god Hermes, a copy of a 4th century BC statue, has been discovered during restoration works of the surrounds of ancient Epidaurus.    The life-size statue depicts the torso of a standing nude man with a cloak on his left shoulder and draped over his arm.    According to archaeologists the marble statue, which is in excellent condition, is believed to have been sculpted in the Roman era, possibly in the 2nd century AD, during Emperor Hadrian's visit to Epidaurus.


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