This is a fascinating discussion, long but worth every minute of it. Thank you rogue classicism!
In case you missed our previous installments:
- The “Apollo” of Gaza ~ Part I: Fishy Tales and Timelines
- The “Apollo” of Gaza ~ Part Ia: Fishy Tales and Timelines
- The “Apollo” of Gaza ~ Part Ib: Implications of the Arabic Press Coverage
In our previous installment(s) on the so-called “Apollo” of Gaza, we primarily questioned the apparently ever-developing story of the find as told by the fisherman of many names as reported by various news outlets. Now it is time to look at the statue itself and see if it’s possible, from the information we have been given, to discern whether this thing is a genuine antiquity or a fake.
At the outset, though, we should deal with another question related to provenance, specifically whether it was actually found in the sea or not. Despite the engaging story told by the fisherman, opinions on this seem to be divided. Our…
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