Aristotle statue vandalized at ancient site
ÇANAKKALE – Doğan News AgencyThe famous Aristotle statue welcoming visitors at the entrance of the ancient Assos site has been removed and sent to İzmir for repair after it was vandalized by unknown individuals.
In northwestern Çanakkale province, a statue of Aristotle, known as the founder of the first philosophy school in history, was erected in 2009 by the Culture Ministry at the entrance to the ancient Assos site in the Ayvacık district.
The statue’s right arm was removed, while severe distortion was noted on the statue’s face. After the repairs, the statue will be erected back in its former place.