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The Kore of Thira to be displayed for the first time to the public

The Kore of Thira, an exquisite female statue of the 7th century BC, will be displayed at the under construction Museum of Thira on the island of Santorini.

The Kore of Thira, that  was discovered 15 years ago in Santorini but kept in storage since then due to lack of space, will be on display at a temporary exhibition that will inaugurated by Culture Minister, Lina Mendoni, on September 4.

The Kore of Thira was discovered in November 2000 in the Sellada cemetery on Santorini by archaeologist Charalambos Sigalas. The Daedalic-style Kore, crafted with Naxos marble, has a height of 2.48m.