Archaeologists In Turkey Uncovered This Incredible Statue Of A Fearsome Emperor Under A Fountain

Image: Excavation Committee of the Ancient City of Laodicea via Gizmodo

A group of archaeologists have been hard at work close to a modern-day Turkish city called Denizli. And no, their efforts didn’t include checking out the area’s many renowned spa hotels. You see, these experts chose to focus on what had once been a central location of the Roman Empire. It’s a site that has, in fact, delivered some wondrous archaeological finds in the past. And in 2019 this diligent team were able to unveil yet another truly impressive new discovery.

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This is perhaps surprising because, according to reports, historical digs have been staged in the area on and off since the 19th century. The region had been home to the ancient city of Laodicea, after all, and this had been part of the Roman province Phrygia. This city had been sited at a key point in a vital trading network, in fact, so it became quite affluent.

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