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Keywords:

  • Greek bronze statue;
  • apoxyomenos;
  • Croatia;
  • Adriatic

A life-size bronze statue, of Greek style, has been fortuitously found in Croatian waters, near the small island of Vele Orjule (Northern Adriatic Sea). It features a male athlete of the apoxyomenos type. This paper reports on the first campaign of excavation (June 1999) that followed the discovery.