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An old statue of Alexander the Great, and was just recently discovered in the basement of a Greek museum.
The surprising discovery has been made by Angeliki Kottaridi, a well-known archeologist, and in a Facebook post.
“A ‘new’ Portrait of Alexander, which are still unknown to archaeologists and lovers of art. For decades, lost in a dark corner of the warehouse of the archaeological museum of Veria in between the crates to work with ceramics, half-covered by the old mortar and pollutants,” Kottaridi said on her Facebook post.
The sculpture, which was originally found decades ago under the rubble, in the neighbourhood of the ancient Greek city of Veria, is being rediscovered a few weeks ago, when staff were tidying up a storage space.
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The recently rediscovered sculpture will be on display in a major exhibition next year at the Aigai Museum.
The Greek king, who reigned over one of the largest empires in the world, is thought to be one of the most talented military commanders.
Alexander the Great died at the age of 32, has long baffled scientists, and historians, who have offered a variety of theories as to what ultimately led to his demise.
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