2,200-year-old bronze statue raised in fishing nets

March 25, 2009 You just never know what you might find! In an extraordinary and unexpected discovery last Wednesday, a Greek fisherman trawling with nets between the islands of Kos and Kalymnos in the south eastern Aegean, landed what he thought was a very large catch – upon bringing his nets to the surface he found a significant portion of a 2200 year-old bronze statue of a male on horseback. The Greek Ministry of Culture issued this photo of the statue, which is currently residing in desalination tanks prior to cleaning. The portion of the statue retrieved from the depths is a torso wearing a breastplate and carrying a sheathed sword.

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