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Mark Cartwright
published on 30 July 2013
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An Archaic marble statue of a Gorgon, the fearsome monster from Greek mythology of whom Medusa was the most famous. She holds a snake which is also wrapped around her waist and has a torso of scales. The statue dates from the mid-6th century BCE and is believed to be the first example of the monster as a statue. It was discovered on Paros in the Cyclades inside a building or sanctuary. (Archaeological Museum, Paros).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, July 30). Gorgon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1366/gorgon/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gorgon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 30, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1366/gorgon/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gorgon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Jul 2013. Web. 06 Dec 2021.