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Significant Hellenistic Statue Found in Alexandria

(ALEX1GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   “A very importantHellenistic statue, very rare in terms of craftsmanship and beauty, and one that depicts a great figure of Hellenic history,” was unearthed on May 4 in Alexandria announced the director of the Hellenic Research Institute of Alexandrian Civilisation.  The 80cm-tall statue was found in very good condition and retains numerous characteristics reminiscent of statues depicting Alexander the Great, however, further investigation is needed to define the identity of the figure it depicts.  The specific statue is regarded as the most important discovery made in Alexandria in recent times, and will soon be on display at the city’s archaeological museum.