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In Greece, archaeologists dug up the headless statue of the goddess

March 2 2007
12:50

In Greece, the archeologists stumbled on an ancient statue, symbolizing the goddess Hera, which were in Greek mythology, wife of Zeus.

Headless figure of the age of about 2,2 thousand years old found in excavations of ruins of the ancient city of Dion, that 80 km south-west of Thessaloniki.

According to archaeologists, the statue, made in human growth, early Christians used to strengthen the wall. Scientists say that the figure of Hera was originally located along with a statue of Zeus in a temple, which is very unusual.

Dion is a major religious site in ancient Macedonia. Alexander the Great performed here their offerings before the start of his Persian campaigns. Excavations in this area resulted in the identification temples, theaters and a stadium, as well as the city walls, guest house, baths and streets with good drainage and lots of statues. Tells Zhelezyaka.com

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