Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Greek cops seize head of ancient kouros statue in Nemea

The head of an Ancient Kouros statue, dating to the Archaic period (6th century BC) was confiscated in 2019. A Greek man was arrested in Nemea, in Corinth, southern Greece, for illegal possession of the artifact. He was looking for buyers to sell the head for 500k euro. A kouros is a modern term given to free-standing ancient Greek sculptures that first appear in the Archaic period in Greece and represent nude male youths. In Ancient Greek kouros means "youth, boy, especially of noble rank"