Thursday, 28 August 2008

A Giant of a Find...

A massive historical find has been made by archaeologists in southern Turkey. The use of the word 'massive' you may think refers to something of historical importance, however, I use the word in the literal sense! Archaeologists have unearthed parts of a 15ft statue of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The giant find has been made in the ruins of Roman baths in what was once the city of Sagalossos, in Turkey.
Many of you will know of Emperor Aurelius from the Oscar-winning epic 'Gladiator', played by the late Richard Harris. To Historians, however, Aurelius was a very clever ruler who oversaw a period of peace and prosperity up until his death in 180AD.

To read more about this find click here.

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