On the territory of the ancient city of Perge (now Antalya province, Turkey), archaeologists have discovered a 1700-year-old statue of a woman from the Hellenistic period, Hurriyet Daily News reports.
According to the publication, this find, consisting of two parts: a torso and a broken head became the first sculpture in 2020, found in Perga. The excavation is led by Sedef Kokay Kepce, a Professor of archaeology at Istanbul University.
It is expected that the figure of the third-century ad will be placed in the Archaeological Museum of Antalya after the restoration work is completed.
Excavations in the ancient city were started in 1946 by scientists from Istanbul University and are still being carried out. In 2009, this place, located 18 kilometers from Antalya, was included in the UNESCO world heritage list.