Colossal statue of Roman emperor Hadrian discovered

A huge, exquisitely carved marble statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian is the latest find from Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. Archaeologists estimate that the figure was originally between 13-16 ft. in height. It is, says excavation director Marc Waelkens, one of the most beautiful portraits of Hadrian ever found.

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