interventions of the Antikytherian sea sculptors

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70–60 BC Greek life-size marble statues, raised from the Antikythera Ship-wreck found by a team of sponge divers in 1900.The parts buried by the sand are exceptionally preserved while the rest of the Parian marble was disfigured by stone-eating organisms.

The first diver to lay eyes on the shipwreck described the scene as a heap of rotting corpses and horses lying on the sea bed,

 

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From the exhibition Antikythera Shipwreck, the Ship, the Treasures, the Mechanism, at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photos by WeWasteTime.

previously: the Antikythera Mechanism


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