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Stone Giant Unearthed Among God Heads At Aizanoi

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Researchers digging in the ancient city of Aizanoi have announced the discovery of many new artifacts and works. But the discovery of an “almost intact” statue of a giant man with one foot takes the archaeological biscuit. The ancient city of Aizanoi was founded as a  Phrygian city on the western end of the  Phrygia kingdom, in the present-day Çavdarhisar district of the western Anatolian province of Kütahya in Turkey. Aizanoi was home to the Aizanitisians, Phrygians,  Greeks, Romans and Byzantines and the site was rediscovered by European travelers in 1824.  The German Archaeological Institute  began excavating in 1926 and works resumed in 1970, with them having accelerated significantly over the last two years. At this site, that’s listed on the  UNESCO World Heritage  Tentative List , over the years archaeologists have unearthed ancient stone heads and bodies depicting Greek gods and goddesses such as  Eros, Dionysus, Aphrodite and the demigod  Herakles. This season, archaeologists greatly added to their expanding haul from this site and they have announced the discovery of… (READ MORE)

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