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  the lower half of the statue
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During the scientific excavations administered by Prof.Dr.Jale Inan in Perge in 1980's the lower half of the statue of Heracles was discovered.
In the same year,the upper half of the statue which was illegally taken by smugglers,was found to have been smuggled abroad.As the result of research it was shown that the upper half of the statue was being exhibited in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts,and that it was in the possession of the Boston Museum of fine Arts and the collectors Shelby White and Leon Levy in USA.
Negotions are still being continued by the Turkish side and collectors,to obtain the return of this illegally smuggled upper part of the statue.
Antalya Museum
Konyaalti cad.No 1 Antalya

othercontact: antalyamuzesi@ttnet.net.tr
Phone: +90242 2385688

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  • Written May 12, 2008
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