1,800-year-old statue found in ancient Metropolis
An 1,800-year-old statue of a woman was unearthed in İzmir, Turkish officials announced on June 12.
“Our excavations will continue in 2021,” it said, sharing a 39-second video showing the process of unearthing the ancient statue.
The ancient city of Metropolis is located 40 kilometers from İzmir and 45 kilometers from the world-famous ancient city of Ephesus.
The site, which bears traces of Classical, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, has been under excavation for years as part of a project jointly carried out by the Culture and Tourism Ministry and Celal Bayar University.