Divers found the head of a 2000-year-old statue of Hercules in the Antikythera shipwreck. The ship carrying the mysterious Antikythera mechanism is thought to have sunk in the Aegean Sea over 2,000 years ago during the Roman era, according to Newsweek.
Archeologists suggest that this Hercules of Antikythera head probably belongs to a headless statue displayed in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The National Archaeological Museum was excavated in 1900 by the original discoverers of the wreck.
According to Newsweek, the findings were transported from Antikythera to the Ephorate of Marine Antiquities and packaged as instructed by the Conservation Department of the Ephorate.
“We expect to locate and recover an assortment of artifacts,” they say on the expedition website. “There is a very real possibility of unimaginable finds, similar in importance to the Mechanism.”