Marble Phrygian Goddess Statue Discovered in Bulgaria
The rare find was unearthed during excavation works, done because of the construction of a new private hotel.
"The statue has no head and part of the goddess' palm is also missing," the curator of the local museum Radostina Encheva said.
It emerged that a column with a Latin inscription and an architectural element with bulls' heads were discovered on the same spot on Monday.
The construction works have been left. The police will keep the site until a team of archaeologists makes excavations.
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I was delighted to see this story, especially with the photo that shows an example of a Phrygian goddess! Check out those features. You'd have missed the nature of her origins entirely if they hadn't used the photo. I was going to post on this story before, but all I could say then was "wow!" Bulgaria has such fascinating hidden treasures.
That is interesting J
There is a mention that it is a "file photo" but then, that only makes me ask, how is there a file photo of something that didn't even exhist until just now?
It's not like it's an artist rendition, that appears to me as a "genuine" photo.....
It's not fake, it's a stock photo from what I can gather. I assume media photos haven't been taken yet, so SNA decided to dig up a random Phrygian statue just to highlight the look.
Now, as to why they haven't ACTUALLY pointed out in the photo caption that this is a different statue (despite the obvious un-headlessness and the size and maybe the material if I'm not wrong), that I cannot explain. Well, that and the bad English.