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Archaic Period Statue Fragments Unearthed in Greece

Monday, November 5, 2018

Greece limestone statuesATHENS, GREECE—According to an Associated Press report, four pieces of life-sized statues and a triangular statue base have been discovered in a farmer’s field in central Greece, near the town of Atalanti. The farmer alerted authorities after uncovering the first torso of a statue of a young man, or kouros. Archaeological investigation also revealed seven graves thought to date to the fifth century B.C. To read about a statue found with the Antikythera shipwreck, go to “Bronze Beauty.”

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