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#1    Owlscrying

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:49 AM

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Parts of a huge, exquisitely carved statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian have been found at an archaeological site in south-central Turkey.

Ruling Rome from AD117 to AD138; he was known as a great military administrator and is one of the so-called "five good emperors".

So far, the excavators have unearthed the head, foot and part of a leg. Other parts of the statue to be uncovered in coming weeks.

The foot is 80cm (31.5 ins) long, the leg - from just above the knee to the ankle - is nearly 70m (27ins) long. The head, which is almost intact save for its broken nose, also measures 70cm (27 ins).

The pieces of this giant monument to Hadrian were found about 5m below ground, among the buried ruins of a bath house on the site Sagalassos, an ancient mountaintop town in southern Turkey.

Born in AD76 into a well-to-do family in Italica, near modern Seville, Spain, Hadrian presided over a period of relative peace and prosperity in the Roman Empire. He erected permanent fortifications along the empire's borders in order to consolidate Roman power.

The northernmost extent of this frontier is still standing: Hadrian's Wall runs across the width of northern Britain, from Wallsend to the Solway Firth. It was built to repel attacks by Caledonian tribes.

The bath house in which the statue was found was destroyed by a major earthquake sometime between the late sixth and early seventh centuries AD.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:54 AM

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August 9
Parts of a huge, exquisitely carved statue of the Roman Emperor Hadrian have been found at an archaeological site in south-central Turkey.

Ruling Rome from AD117 to AD138; he was known as a great military administrator and is one of the so-called "five good emperors".

So far, the excavators have unearthed the head, foot and part of a leg. Other parts of the statue to be uncovered in coming weeks.

The foot is 80cm (31.5 ins) long, the leg - from just above the knee to the ankle - is nearly 70m (27ins) long. The head, which is almost intact save for its broken nose, also measures 70cm (27 ins).

The pieces of this giant monument to Hadrian were found about 5m below ground, among the buried ruins of a bath house on the site Sagalassos, an ancient mountaintop town in southern Turkey.

Born in AD76 into a well-to-do family in Italica, near modern Seville, Spain, Hadrian presided over a period of relative peace and prosperity in the Roman Empire. He erected permanent fortifications along the empire's borders in order to consolidate Roman power.

The northernmost extent of this frontier is still standing: Hadrian's Wall runs across the width of northern Britain, from Wallsend to the Solway Firth. It was built to repel attacks by Caledonian tribes.

The bath house in which the statue was found was destroyed by a major earthquake sometime between the late sixth and early seventh centuries AD.
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That is so cool!

Edited by glorybebe, 10 August 2007 - 02:55 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:22 AM

That is an amazing find! And the damage to the nose is only a chip really, i can,t wait to see the whole statue!


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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

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The northernmost extent of this frontier is still standing: Hadrian's Wall runs across the width of northern Britain, from Wallsend to the Solway Firth. It was built to repel attacks by Caledonian tribes.


I pass the wall every day on my way to work in Newcastle (yes the wall is in central Newcastle too). I have no idea how they keep it safe from drunks and kids, but they do... original.gif

Great find..... Excellent year for archaeologists this one original.gif


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Posted 11 August 2007 - 04:15 AM

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I pass the wall every day on my way to work in Newcastle (yes the wall is in central Newcastle too). I have no idea how they keep it safe from drunks and kids, but they do... original.gif

Great find..... Excellent year for archaeologists this one original.gif


So, you going to get us some pics? LOL

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 08:01 AM

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This is the bit of Hadrians Wall thats above the Lake District (Cumbria)

Myself and a friend were at Castle Rigg Stone Circle and saw it on the map and couldn't resist!!!

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 11:42 AM

I saw this yesterday, the statue is really detailed and impressive.  Click on the link and go to the photo link to take a look.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6939024.stm

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:19 AM

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So, you going to get us some pics? LOL


Should be fine...... How do I upload though?

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:49 PM

Imageshack.us then get direct link the just put

Also very amazing



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Posted 13 August 2007 - 04:52 PM

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Should be fine...... How do I upload though?

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I had to start a gallery of my pictures and then you can put a link.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 05:36 PM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6939024.stm

Click on the above link, there's about 4 photos of it.  The one of his sandal is really detailed.


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:05 PM

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6939024.stm

Click on the above link, there's about 4 photos of it.  The one of his sandal is really detailed.


That is so awesome!

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:21 PM

Man, I hope they find enough of good old Hadrian to put him back together again.

That truly is an AMAZING work of art. It's rare to find statuary that detailed from that time period.

Most excellent!

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