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Epidaurus: Rainfall unearths marble statue likely depicting goddess Hygeia

The marble statue of a woman in a robe was found near excavations at Ancient Epidaurus’ agora area, the Culture Ministry  said on Thursday. the high-quality statue most likely depicts the goddess of health and cleanliness Hygeia. The statue was discovered on December 16, when intense rainfall cleared a section …

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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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Thessaloniki: Metro works uncover rare 6th century marble square

Construction works for the metro in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, have uncovered an important archaeological find: a rare 6th century marble plaza. The large square paved with marbles from the Byzantine period was discovered near the <Agia Sofia> station in the center of the city. The square has an oval shape …

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