Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Archaeologists dig up torso of Artemis statue
Greek archaeologists have unearthed the torso of a statue of the goddess Artemis dating back to the first century BC during a dig in central Greece, local archaeological services said on Monday.

"It is a very important find and the most beautiful feminine statue found in Thessalia," Athanassios Tzafalias, the head of the search team in Larissa said.

The 80cm tall torso was found "intact and richly adorned" wearing a short tunic covered by a deer hide, Tzafalias said.