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The Mystery of the Sleeping Giant of Naxos, Greece

Naxos giant kouros statuethe famous giant kouros statue of Naxos. Credit: Olaf Tausch/ CC BY 3.0/ Wikipedia Commons

An ancient giant statue has been lying on its back for centuries on a hill on the scenic Greek island of Naxos.

The “Kouros of Apollonas”, also called the “Colossus of Dionysus”, is a 10.7 meter (35 foot) tall unfinished statue of light grey Naxian marble, weighing approximately 80 tons.

It has never been raised up to its full height; for some unknown reason the giant was left to languish for eternity on the bare ground.

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