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A huge 18ft. [5.5 m.] tall archaic statue called a kouros. It dates to around 560 B.C.—the Archaic Period.
The statue was discovered in the area of the Temple of Hera. It, along with 2,000 statues, tombs, and monuments lined the 5 mi. [8 km.] long sacred way that led from the ancient city of Samos (now called Pythagório) to the Temple of Hera.
The head is a cast of the original, which was taken to Istanbul when Samos was ruled by the Ottoman Empire.
It is in the museum of the modern city of Samos (now also called Vathí).
Compare the two kouros discovered at Delphi.