March 25, 2009 You just never know what you might find! In an extraordinary and unexpected discovery last Wednesday, a Greek fisherman trawling with nets between the islands of Kos and Kalymnos in the south eastern Aegean, landed what he thought was a very large catch – upon bringing his nets to the surface he found a significant portion of a 2200 year-old bronze statue of a male on horseback. The Greek Ministry of Culture issued this photo of the statue, which is currently residing in desalination tanks prior to cleaning. The portion of the statue retrieved from the depths is a torso wearing a breastplate and carrying a sheathed sword.
2,200-year-old bronze statue raised in fishing nets
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon