Goddess statue found in illegal excavations
KÜTAHYA - Doğan News Agency
The statue is assumed to be in the image of the Greek goddess Demeter.A Greek statue has been found during an illegal excavation in the western province of Kütahya’s Simav district. The statue, which is 610 kg in weight and 2.8 meters in height, is assumed to be in the image of the goddess Demeter, mentioned in Greek mythology.
Two people, Ramazan Ç., 26, and İsmail G.,62, who were allegedly carrying out illegal excavations in the area where the statue was found, were taken into custody by the gendarmerie.
The head of the statue was not in the area during the raid, but it was later found in a house in the Hisarardı neighborhood in the city center. The altar of the statue was also seized during the operation.
The statue is thought to be the figure Demeter, known as “one of the wives of Zeus, the goddess of agriculture, abundance, seasons and motherly love.”
The suspects were sent to court after giving their testimony to the gendarmerie.