Rare statue of white marble discovered in Alexandria

May 12th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 12 (ANI): Zahi Hawwas, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Egypt, has said that a Greek archeological mission under Calliope Papacosta discovered a rare statue made of white marble in Alexandria.

“The 80 cm long, 23 cm wide statue has been discovered eight meters deep under the earth surface,” Hawwas said.

“A ribbon around the head of the statue proves that it belongs to an important person for such ribbon was used only be rulers,” he added.

The facial features of the statue are much similar to that of Alexander the Great especially the nose and hair style, he further added. (ANI)

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