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Unique Statues of Artemis and Apollo found in Chania, Crete

Unique Statues of Artemis and Apollo found in Chania, Crete

In the archaeological site of  Aptera, in Chania, after systematic excavations, it was discovered a unique sculptures constitution of Goddess Artemis and God Apollo. Artemis, the goddess of Aptera, is made of copper, while her brother Apollo is made of marble. The goddess, is in excellent state of preservation, standing in an ornate bronze case. Apollo is in contrast with the emphatic display of the goddess, also a work of a very good performance with traces of red painting in its foothold. Both sculptures were stood in a small stone pedestal.It is believed that they were imported from artistic centers in Crete to decorate the domestic shrine of a Roman luxury home. Their chronology can be determined in the second half of the 1st and early 2nd century AD.

Source: huffingtonpost.gr

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