The head of a 2,000-year-old statue of the giant Malay character Hercules has been discovered in the wreckage of a world-famous anti-catheter ship.
The ship, which bears the mysterious anti-catheter system, is thought to have sunk in the Aegean Sea in Roman times more than 2,000 years ago, when it was discovered by divers at Glyphidia in 1900 on the Greek island of Antioch. What Since then, underwater archaeologists have been searching the site.
The discovered head of the statue bears a striking resemblance to the face of Hercules in another statue, The Furnace Hercules. Archaeologists say the head of Hercules of Antiquity is probably part of a headless statue still housed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The statue was discovered in 1900.
According to a press release from the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, other discoveries include a marble base and the legs of the statue, which were covered with marine debris. Experts also found two human teeth in a solid foundation. In addition to these teeth, the items discovered include ship items such as bronze and iron nails and anchors.
Analysis of the fossils discovered and the human DNA will unravel many mysteries and provide important information about the history of the wreckage.