22 May 2022 The Future is the Product of the Past

Hellenic and Roman statue heads unearthed in Knidos

Hellenic and Roman sculpture heads were unearthed in the ancient Carian settlement Knidos, located in the Datça district of Muğla province in western Turkey.

In Knidos, which was a very advanced city of the period in science, architecture, and art, Eudoksus, an astronomer and mathematician, Euryphon in the field of medicine, the famous painter Polygnotos and the architect of the Alexandria Lighthouse, Sostratos, lived here and brought many works to the city.

Hellenistic and Roman sculpture heads were unearthed during the excavations carried out in the ancient city of Knidos, which the ancient Greek historian, geographer, and philosopher-writer Strabo of Amasya likened to “a theater rising towards the Acropolis”.

Photograph by Durmuş Genç /AA

The sculptures found in Knidos are one of the greatest discoveries made in recent years

Knidos Ancient City Excavations Head Prof. Dr. Ertekin Doksanaltı told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the work in Knidos, which raised many important people in ancient times, continues throughout the year with the support of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums, Selçuk University, the Turkish Historical Society, the Governorship of Muğla and the South Aegean Development Agency.

Photograph by Durmuş Genç /AA

Stating that the Muğla Governor’s Office carried out excavations in the Corinth Monument as part of the support for archaeological excavations, Doksanaltı said:

“During the excavations carried out here, five heads of statues, the earliest of which date back to 2,400 years ago, and the others dating to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, were unearthed. A head with a depiction of the goddess, one of which belongs to Tyhke, who was known as the protector of cities in ancient times, and the other colossal marble heads as a portrait aroused great excitement. The Corinthian Monument and the statues found here are considered to be one of the greatest discoveries made in Knidos in recent years.”

Doksanaltı stated that the excavation and landscaping work in the Umayyad Inscriptions Area is still going strong and that the new inscriptions discovered during the work and dated to the end of the 7th century AD provide important information about the Islamic conquests in Western Anatolia and the region’s history.

Banner
Related Post

The First Native Americans were Among the First Metal Miners in the World

20 March 2021

20 March 2021

An arrowhead made of pure copper 8,500 years ago dates the history of the copper age to an earlier period,...

Parts of the City of the old city of Ghadames called the pearl of the desert collapsed due to rainfall

28 January 2022

28 January 2022

Some parts of the Old City of Ghadames, located in an oasis about 600km southwest of Tripoli near Libya’s border...

Artvin Demirkapı/Arılı rock paintings give information about Anatolian Bronze Age Nomadic

14 December 2021

14 December 2021

Rock paintings are material cultural assets that provide us with unique information about the socio-cultural structure, religious beliefs, and rituals,...

7 Gold Pendants Found Buried by Ancient Scandinavian Elites as a Sacrifice to the Gods

13 May 2021

13 May 2021

7 gold necklaces were found in a field near the Norwegian municipality of Østfold County Rade. Researchers believe that these...

Oldest found human traces on Roof of the World, Is it art?

21 October 2021

21 October 2021

Dr. David Zhang and his team’s investigations of Quesang on the Tibetan Plateau in 2018 and 2020 sparked controversy, along...

China exhibits 2,000-year-old artifacts discovered in Guangzhou

12 August 2021

12 August 2021

On August 10, the National Museum of China launched an exhibition featuring archaeological finds from ancient China’s Qin (221–207 BC)...

Environmentalists react to the rehabilitation works in the Assos ancient port

2 October 2021

2 October 2021

Among the continuing landscaping and restoration works at the historic city of Assos in the northern province of Canakkale, a...

Stunning carved stone depicting a mystery naked horseman is discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda

30 June 2021

30 June 2021

Near Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, archaeologists discovered a carved sandstone slab portraying a naked horseman. During the annual excavations...

Human blood proteins were found in the red paint on a 1,000-year-old gold mask from Peru

27 October 2021

27 October 2021

Traces of human blood have been discovered in the red paint that decorated a gold mask found on the remains...

Hundreds of silver coins have been found near the castle of Lukov in Moravia

4 September 2021

4 September 2021

In the forest near the Southern Moravian Fortress Lukov, two members of the Society of Friends of the Lukov Fortress...

Cave paintings discovered in western Turkey carry the region’s past back to prehistory

18 December 2021

18 December 2021

During the archaeological survey carried out in and around the ancient city of Alinda in Aydın province in western Turkey,...

Archaeologists have found seven pairs of Anglo-Saxon brooches in seven graves during an excavation in Gloucestershire

5 April 2022

5 April 2022

Archaeologists have found seven pairs of Anglo-Saxon saucer brooches, one pair in each of seven burials unearthed in an excavation...

In southern Turkey, an ancient quake-damaged structure was discovered

9 November 2021

9 November 2021

In the ancient city of Perre in southeastern Turkey, a building damaged in an earthquake believed to have happened in...

Silver coins found near the ruins of the medieval monastery in Holy island

10 November 2021

10 November 2021

Archaeologists have discovered a silver coin on Lindisfarne, known as Holy Island, in the northeast of England. Dig Ventures is...

Beer remains that are 9,000 years old have been discovered in China’s unique Hu pots

3 September 2021

3 September 2021

Archaeologists in southeast China have discovered evidence of beer consumption in ceramic vessels at the burial site called Qiaotou. The...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.