Today according to Live Science, archaeologists in Turkey found an interesting discovery, the head of Venus, the Roman goddess of the love. They were currently looking through the ruins of last years find, one of the largest Roman mosaic found in Turkey and at the Antiochia ad Cragum site they found the ancient piece.
Art Historian, Micaehl Hoff who is part of the project made this statement:
"Finally, we have the head of a statue. It suggests something of how mainstream these people were who were living here, how much they were a part of the overall Greek and Roman traditions." (Source: Live Science)
The head is the first fragment of a statue that they have found at the site after over eight years of digging. This finding somewhat concludes that past scholars who believed that southern Turkey wasn't touched by Greek and Roman culture could have probably been wrong.
Both the Ancient Greeks and Romans believed in the goddess of love. The Greeks called her Aphrodite while the Romans called her Venus. According to the myth, Aphrodite came from Uranus (father of the gods) after he was castrated by his son Cronus. That was according to Hesiod. The epic author of "The Iliad" Homer believed that she was born by Zeus and Dione.