Nardi, R. and Onal, M.

2003

In: Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary series, n.51. Rhode Island.

A bronze sculpture of Mars, the Roman God of War, was found at Zeugma in the course of the 1999-2000 excavation campaign. It undoubtedly represents one of the most interesting and spectacular finds discovered so far in this city on the banks of the Euphrates, in southern Anatolia, Turkey. In the brief presentation below, some preliminary information about the sculpture and its discovery will be provided, as well as an overview of current operations for its conservation and restoration. It is hoped that the statue will be ready for public viewing at the end of 2002.