Goddess Cybele's stele from Ephesus to be displayed in Izmir


From the article:
"A 2,200-year-old marble stele unearthed in the ancient city of Ephesus in the Selçuk district of western Izmir province is now on display for the public for the first time since its discovery. Izmir Museum Director Cengiz Topal provided information about the artifact, explaining: 'Cybele is an Anatolian goddess. She symbolizes abundance and fertility. Her dwelling is mostly mountains, reunited with the wild nature. It is a 2,200-year-old piece of art made of marble. The stele of the mother goddess Cybele and her lions, engraved with a relief technique, is 40 centimeters (16 inches) long'."

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