Biggest Marble Statue Known To Date Of Hercules
Posted 20 March 2019 - 03:44 AM
The city was under Roman rule for four centuries, and this particular ancient civilization left its mark in the form of monumental architecture.
In addition to the bathhouses, villas, and theatres that were built in the Roman city, archaeologists believe that Amman was once the site of an important Roman temple, dedicated to Hercules. Furthermore, there’s even a suggestion that this shrine may once have been the site of a colossal marble sculpture, one of the tallest ever made.
Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:29 AM
However, no other parts of the statue have ever been recovered at the site. If the temple was indeed dedicated to Hercules, and included such an enormous image of the god, then where is the rest of it?
Although there are no definitive answers, archaeologists at the American Center of Oriental Research have suggested that the statue was destroyed in one of the many earthquakes that have hit the region over the past 2000 years.
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Posted 21 March 2019 - 08:43 PM
Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:24 PM
LOL when I first read the post on my mob. phone all I took notice of were the words 'Largest Marble Statue ' When looked I saw the hand and for some reason my brain started to look for the marble It wasn't till I thought I would look on my computer cause I sure could see it on my phone that I read the title correctly