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Heroon Head
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Image of a colossal head of a statue that was found just to the east of the Heroon at Sagalassos.

The colossal head is now on display in the Archaeological Museum of Burdur.

"Heroon" is a Greek term that refers to a monument that was built in honor of a hero.  It is not known to whom this Heroon was dedicated, although a head found nearby look suspiciously like that of Alexander the Great—but the excavators believe that the monument was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus (27 B.C.–A.D. 17).