Turkish fishermen have netted a six-foot tall headless bronze statue from an as-yet undetermined historical period.
The fishermen cast their nets off the coast of Bodrum in southeast Turkey to a depth of 50 metres, and pulled them in at dawn on 18th November.
Initially, the team started celebrating as the nets came back heavier than normal, assuming they had caught a big haul of fish.
However, after a lot of hard work, they were astonished to find a 300-kilogramme (661-lb) headless female bronze statue that is two metres tall (6.6 feet).
The team brought the statue back to Selimiye Mahallesi and radioed the Marmaris District Coast Guard.
Teams from the Marmaris Museum Directorate came to the village to inspect the statue, but couldn’t determine what era it comes from.
The statue was lifted onto a truck with a crane and has now been taken to the museum for safekeeping, further examination, and research before a government statement is made.
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Story By: Les Steed, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
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