Construction works at a metro station in Thessaloniki, Greece, led to the discovery of an ancient headless statue of a Greek goddess, Aphrodite.
Excavations at a 1500-year-old cemetery in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, revealed numerous artefacts, including a silk-covered body inside a wooden coffin and a silver bowl depicting Greek gods.
A classical period citadel wall measuring 80 metres in length was discovered in Palaepaphos (Old Paphos), Cyprus. The wall is believed to define the north face of a monumental palace, near the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite.
Geneva Investigations Bureau confiscated nine artefacts in Switzerland, including three sculptures from Libya, Syria and Yemen. Among the finds is a sculpture for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
The team of archaeologists investigating the ancient site of Petra in Jordan discovered two marble statues of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, one accompanied by Cupid. The statues are said to be absolutely exquisite in its form and craft.