Tradition and Tourism Ministry’s Common Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums continues its efforts for the return of the life-size bronze statue of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus’ head, which is exhibited in Denmark, as a part of their earlier works to make sure the return of historic artifacts smuggled from Türkiye.
Due to the efforts carried out by the Common Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums since 1980, practically 23,000 historic artifacts smuggled from Türkiye to overseas nations have been returned. With the assist of scientists and ministry personnel, the artifacts have been traced and returned to their authentic lands with proof underneath the bilateral worldwide agreements signed with many nations.
The gathering of priceless works, which features a Roman statue, “Weary Herakles,” the sarcophagus of Heracles, and Elmalı Cash, the treasure of the century, is amongst these artifacts which were returned to the nation.
In March, cooperating with diplomatic missions, 12 historic artifacts had been returned from New York Metropolis within the U.S. to Antalya Museum. Throughout the opening of the exhibition, Tradition and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy introduced that efforts to return the lacking head of the uncommon bronze statue of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus, which is among the many 12 artifacts, had been nonetheless ongoing.
The top of the Septimus Severus bronze statue is at present on show at Copenhagen Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 22, 2023. (DHA Picture)
Displayed at Copenhagen Museum
The ministry’s personnel proceed their efforts to return the lacking head of the uncommon bronze statue of Roman Emperor Septimus Severus, which is at present exhibited in Denmark. The lacking piece of the bronze statue has been proven for a few years within the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen, the place Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” can be on show. After the lacking head is returned, it is going to be reconnected to the Septimus Severus statue exhibited within the Antalya Museum, as within the “Weary Herakles” statue.
Septimus Severus is a uncommon and important statue. It was discovered within the unlawful excavations carried out within the historical metropolis of Bourbon within the Gölhisar district of Burdur within the Nineteen Sixties and brought in a foreign country. The statue, attributed to Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, who dominated from A.D. 193-211, is without doubt one of the enthralling bronze statues which have survived to the current day.