Science: The Love Affair

For the past four summers, Archaeologist Iris C. Love has been searching the ancient Greek ruins of Cnidus in southwestern Turkey for one of the greatest prizes of antiquity: Praxiteles' long-lost statue of her namesake, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Earlier this year, Miss Love, 37, announced that she had unearthed the remains of the small circular temple that housed the famed nude. Last week the Long Island University professor unveiled an even greater surprise. She reported that she had found the head of the statue itself.

What made the "find" even more...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!