Kouros

Kouros

[ July, 2015 ] This is the profile of Kouros in the museum in Reggio di Calabria.

According to the curator, this one is as valuable as the Bronzes of Riace in the next room.

It is made of marble and the red hair gives a strong impression.

How they found this is interesting.

One time the Guardia di Finanzia (financial police) went to investigate a local construction company.

They found this statue in the managing director’s office.

A female archaeologist was called to find out how valuable this was.

She was so moved to see this that she started crying apparently.

This company found the statue during the construction work, but did not report the found and placed it in the director’s room for the decoration without knowing the value.

This kind of story only happens in the area where any diggings will find some sort of ruins.

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