Spectacular Greek Antiquity Discovered
Being a lover of art and antiquities, I would like to depart from politics for a moment to gaze upon this superb example of Greek marble sculpture. Sadly the head and hands didn't survive but the mastery can be seen in the fine stone carving of the torso and in the folds of the tunic.
A 2,200-year-old statue of the goddess Hera has been found in a wall of a city under Mount Olympus, mythical home of Greece's ancient gods, archaeologists announced Thursday.
The statue, dating to the 2nd century B.C. was discovered last year during excavations in the town of Dion, near Mt Olympus in northern Greece.