The head of a statue from the Roman era was pulled up from the sea off Preveza, at a depth of about 10 meters. It is a portrait bust probably from the period of Antoninus or Severus (2nd-3rd century AD).
The head, made of Pentelic marble, is almost intact except for parts of the curls on its head, nose, right ear and a small part of the chin, while it was found partially covered with marine organisms.
The location was indicated by Dimitris Karamanidis who informed the Port Authority of Preveza which gathered a task force, in which an archaeologist from the Preveza Ephorate of Antiquities also participated. The team monitored the excavation and saw to the find’s transfer to the Archaeological Museum of Nikopolis, where work has begun immediately on its desalination and conservation.