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

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

Close to a modern-day Turkish city called Denizli, a group of archaeologists have been hard at work. Their area of focus was once a central location of the Roman Empire, so naturally it’s worth investigating. Indeed, the site has, in the past, delivered some wondrous archaeological finds – and in 2019 a truly impressive new discovery was unveiled.

According to reports, historical digs have been staged in the area on and off ever since the 19th century. The region was once home to the ancient city of Laodicea, which was part of the Roman province Phrygia. This city was sited at a key point in a vital trading network, and so it became quite affluent.

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