Skip to comments.Huge statue of Roman ruler found [ Marcus Aurelius , Sagalossos ]
Posted on 08/26/2008 5:04:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Parts of a giant, exquisitely carved marble sculpture depicting the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius have been found at an archaeological site in Turkey... at the ancient city of Sagalassos. So far the statue's head, right arm and lower legs have been discovered... The partial statue was unearthed in the largest room at Sagalassos's Roman baths. The cross-shaped room measures 1,250 sq m (13,500 sq ft), is covered in mosaics and was probably used as a frigidarium -- a room with a cold pool which Romans could sink into after a hot bath. It was partially destroyed in an earthquake between 540AD and 620AD, filling the room with rubble. Archaeologists have been excavating the frigidarium for the past 12 years. The dig is part of wider excavations at the ruined city, which was once an important regional centre... Archaeologists now think the room hosted a gallery of sculptures depicting the "Antonine dynasty" -- rulers of Spanish origin who presided over the Roman Empire during the second century AD... The experts suggest Antonine emperors occupied niches on the western side of the room, while their spouses stood opposite, on the east side.
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Colossal Head of Roman Empress Unearthed
Archaeology | Marc Waelkens | August 13, 2008
Posted on 08/17/2008 5:18:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Major Find At Sagalassos (Colossal Statue - Hadrian)
Archaeology Magazine | 8-3-2007
Posted on 08/03/2007 11:26:56 AM PDT by blam
City in the Clouds (Sagalassos, ancient city in Turkey)
Archaeology | July 2003-August 2004 | Marc Waelkens and Tijl Vereenooghe
Posted on 08/01/2004 1:17:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Neat! Great detail.
Kudos to GreyFriar for the speed of response. I think I worked 20 minutes on the stupid graphics formatting.
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Not Billy Fuccillo?
All is vanity......
now, that is interesting.
Isn't Susan Sarandon a Sagalassosian?
Hugh statue, look at that foot, damn, the original Bigfoot.
Thanks for the ping. There is a lot of information in these links.
She’s a sack of somethin’...
I'm sure it's natural for a large breasted mature woman like Ms Sarandan, who shuns foundation garments, to be sagginloosian.
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