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Turkey’s enormous Roman Sidamara sarcophagus features the head of Eros once again

Sidamara sarcophagus

The Victoria & Albert Museum has sent a life-sized marble head of Eros back to Turkey. The 3rd century Sidamara Sarcophagus is one of the biggest, heaviest, and most significant Roman sarcophagi ever discovered. V&A conservators traveled with the head and collaborated with specialists from the Istanbul Archaeological Museum to reattach it to the lid.