Archaeologists found a Nymph statue, estimated to date back to the 2nd century, in Amasra city of Turkey's Bartın province. The marble statue is 1 meter 53 centimeters tall.
A marble fairy statue was found during archaeological excavations in the Gymnasium area in the Bedesten region on the Black Sea coast of Amasra. Amasra's name in ancient times was Amastris.
The Nymph (water nymph) statue, which is thought to belong to the 2nd century AD, was found during the soundings at the historical Bedesten location in the Amasra district of Bartın.
The Excavation and Research Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism made a statement about the statue on its social media account: "During the excavations we made in Bartın, Amasra, Gymnasium, a 1.53 cm high artifact dating to the 2nd century was unearthed. A nymph was revealed."
Under the direction of the Amasra Museum Directorate, drilling works are carried out in the Kum District for cleaning, revealing historical structures and identifying the area.
The teams encountered a "water fairy statue" 3 meters underground in the last drilling area. The statue, thought to date back to the 2nd century AD, was taken under protection by the Museum Directorate officials.
Museum Director Zübeyde Kuru said in a statement to journalists that the work initiated to bring the region, popularly known as Bedesten, into tourism continues intensively.