In Düzce, a portrait head was found during an excavation by archaeologists in the ancient city of Konuralp. After an examination by history experts and the Department of Excavations and Research, it was determined that the portrait head belonged to King Alexander the Great of Macedonia. The artifact found in the excavation was delivered to the museum.
Excavation works carried out by expert archaeologists in the excavation area of Konuralp Ancient City in Düzce for 4 years continue.
While a large part of the ancient theater was unearthed within the scope of the excavations, similar historical relics such as the head of the Apollo statue and the head of Medusa were found in the excavations carried out in the upper part.
PORTRAIT HEAD OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT FOUND
A meticulous rescue excavation was carried out by archaeologists after it was determined that there was a portrait head in the soil in the upper part of the ancient theater area during the excavations in the Konuralp Ancient Theater excavation area.
In the examination of the artifact extracted from the excavation area by history experts and the Department of Excavations and Research, it was determined that the portrait head belonged to King Alexander the Great of Macedonia. The 23-centimeter-sized artifact was determined to belong to the Roman period in the 2nd century AD. The historical artifact was sent to Konuralp Museum.