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Statue of Woman Unearthed in Ancient Greek City of Perge

perge ancient greek statueThe statue of a female discovered on July 27 in Perge, Antalya, Turkey. Credit: Turkish Ministry of Culture

An ancient statue was unearthed on Monday in the Turkish province of Antalya, near the ancient Greek city of Perge.

Believed to have been made around the year 300 AD, during the time of the Roman Empire, the exquisite piece of sculpture portrays a woman in floor-length robes. Her head has been broken off but it survives.

The ancient Greek city of Perge was known to have had females in its administration. It is unknown, however, at this point, just who is depicted in the sculpture.

Statue among many masterpieces found at Perge

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