Weary Hercules Statue from Perge

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Carole Raddato
published on 11 March 2021

Statue of Hercules discovered in 1980 at the ancient city of Perge in southern Turkey. It was reproduced in the late 2nd century CE from the 4th century BCE original by the Greek sculptor Lysippos. The top half of the statue was smuggled from Perge to the USA in 1981 where it remained in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for 30 years. It was returned to Turkey in 2011 and is now displayed with the rest of the piece at the Antalya Museum in Turkey.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.


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Raddato, C. (2021, March 11). Weary Hercules Statue from Perge. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13609/weary-hercules-statue-from-perge/

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Raddato, Carole. "Weary Hercules Statue from Perge." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 11, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13609/weary-hercules-statue-from-perge/.

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