1,700-year old Apollon statue unearthed in Turkey

August 18th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Istanbul, August 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed a 1,700-year old Apollon statue in Soloi Pompeipolis ancient city in the southern province of Mersin in Turkey.

According to Dr. Remzi Yagci, an archeologist from Dokuz Eylul University, the statue was made up of bronze in the first half of 3rd century, and belongs to the Roman period.

Yagci said that the statue of sun-god Apollon was 615 grams and 20 cm. He added that the statue would be given to officials of Mersin Museum.

Yagci said that their excavations would continue till August 20th.

The ancient Roman city of Soloi Pompeipolis was founded in 65-66 B.C. and located 10 kilometers from Mersin in the district of Mezitli. (ANI)

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