A very important find was unearthed at the archaeological site of Aptera, Chania on the Greek island of Crete.
Bronze statue depicting Artemis [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]
Two small sized sculptures (approx 0.54cm height), one of Artemis made of copper and a second of her brother Apollo made of marble.
The statue of Artemis, guardian goddess of Aptera, is in excellent condition and was standing on a square copper base.
She is wearing a short chiton, or tunic, and is ready to shoot her arrow. Extremely spectacular is the preservation of the white material used for the iris of her eyes.
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