In Greece the remains of a statue have been found, dating fromRoman timesof superhuman dimensions depicting: Herculesthe greatest hero of the ancient historyand dates to the second century AD. The excavations where these remains were found are located in the northern region of Greece, near theancient city of philippia and were excavated by researchers from theAristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTH), led by Natalia Poulos along with colleagues Aristotle Menzos, Anastasios Tantsis and a group of 24 students.
According to experts, the original figure was designed with several objects in hand: a lion skina stick it is a flower crown, elements traditionally associated with Hercules. The stick was found on the same site.
It is also believed that the artifact was used in late Byzantine period, between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, as a decorative element in a building, assuming that in the future other finds can be found together with this one. In fact, as stated by the Ministry of Culture and Sports Greek, who oversees these projects related to cultural heritagethe excavations they continue next year.
Source: Lega Nerd
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