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Archaeological Finds in 1959

bronze tragedy mask from PiraeusPerhaps the most spectacular chance find of the century was made at Pireaus, Greece, by workmen doing sewer repairs. Possibly the remains of a warehouse that burned down around 86 B.C., the ruins contained eight major sculptures, including five bronzes. Among the bronzes were an oversized kouros (youth), an 8-foot-high statue of Athena, a 5-foot statue of Artemis, and an oversize tragedy Mask (shown at right).


In the Year 1959

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