Face of early inhabitant revealed

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Ancient sculpture found in Antequera


ANTEQUERA Town Hall has announced the discovery of a marble sculpture of an inhabitant of the town from the second century AD.

The marble likeness of a private citizen of the town was found at the Caserio Silverio Mayorga archaeological site, two kilometres from the city centre.

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It is believed to be of Greek origin and is 28cm tall, representing the owner of the Roman villa located in the area at the time, making his the first face of a resident of ‘Anticaria’ to be known.

Several mosaics have been found in the area, as well as two small sculptures made in marble from Athens.





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