"Exquisitely carved" statue of Hadrian found in Turkey

A large statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian has been discovered by archaeologists from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in Sagalassos, an ancient Greco-Roman city in south-central Turkey. (photos)

The well-preserved, 2nd century statue is believed to be "one of the most beautiful portraits of Hadrian ever found." The statue would originally have stood between 13 and 16 feet tall.