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Hermes statue unearthed at Ankara’s busy center

The statue of Hermes, an Olympian God who is a messenger of the gods, was found Monday during excavations at the Roman Bath in Ankara's Ulus district, Friday, August 3, 2007.

Hermes being restored The Hermes statue is estimated to belong to the second century A.D. and will be displayed at the Anatolian Civilizations Museum after restoration. The archaeologists working in the excavation noted that the statue was unique. The museums experts, who started restoration and conservation work, will analyze a piece of the statue in order to determine the method that will be used to clean the statue. Director of the Anatolian Civilizations Museum Hikmet Denizli said the statue of Hermes will be exhibited in the section displaying the findings belonging to the Roman period.