Archaeologists In Turkey Discover A Hidden Statue Of A Famous Emperor Beneath A Fountain

In the modern-day Turkish city of Denizli, archaeologists have been hard at work excavating various sites. The team has been focusing their attention on the areas that had once been a central location of the ancient Roman Empire. One particular site that they are working on has delivered some incredible finds in the past. Yet, in 2019, the team was astonished when they uncovered an ancient artifact that nobody was expecting to find, especially in the location that it was discovered.

The Location Had Been Excavated For Years

Painting of the ruins at Laodicea
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One aspect of the team’s find that made it so miraculous is that, according to reports, historical digs have taken place in the area they were working on since the 19th century.

The location had once been home to the ancient city of Laodicea, which had been part of the Roman province of Phrygia. The city had become one of the key points in a massive trade network and therefore became quite wealthy because of it.