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Roman-era statues of Aphrodite and Dionysus unearthed in Turkey

(Image credit: Head of Aizanoi Excavation / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

According to Greek mythology, the deities Aphrodite and Dionysus had a grand love affair. So, perhaps it’s fitting that archaeologists found the ancient statuary heads of the goddess of love and the drunk reveler near each other during a dig in the ancient city of Aizanoi, in western Turkey.

The discovery of the deities’ heads helps top off a previous find; on an earlier dig, archaeologists found the statues’ headless bodies, Gokhan Coskun, an archaeologist at Kütahya Dumlupınar University in Turkey and the excavation coordinator, told Anadolu Agency, a Turkish state-run news organization. 

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