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#1 yannis_s

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:05 PM

A Greek fisherman caught a 2,200-year-old bronze statue in its nets as it trawled in the Aegean sea. The statue is the torso of a horseman, clad in a tunic and breast plate and dating from the late Hellenistic period, around the turn of the first century before Christ, the ministry said in a statement. He carries a sword in a scabbard engraved with an image of Nike, the goddess of victory.

The accidental find was made in waters between the eastern islands of Kos and Kalymnos. The fisherman handed over the corroded metal statue to the authorities, who have started the cleaning process.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 01:48 PM

Will he get a reward ?
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

there is a fee, but I don't know how much that will be.
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