Aphrodite head found in ancient Hierapolis
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Its face and hairs show that the sculpture was made in the Hellenistic era. AA photoThe head of an Aphrodite sculpture has been found during excavations at the Plutonium Inn in the ancient city of Hierapolis, according to the leader of the dig team. “We found a Dionysus sculpture. This sculpture has a body but no head; this is why the head of Aphrodite is very unique,” said the Italian head of the excavation team, Professor Francesco D’Andria. “It was made in the Hellenistic era; its face and hair show the Hellenistic style. It has holes for earrings.”
Previous discoveries at the city reveal that Hieropolis was visited as a holy place as early as 6 B.C.
Marble sculptures that were discovered during the recent excavations alongside the Aphrodite sculpture have been removed from the ancient city and are now being kept in the depot of the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum.
Archaeologists have been conducting excavations at the ancient city since 1957.