17 metres tall statue of Apollonius will be placed in Sozopol

17 metres tall statue of Apollonius will be placed in Sozopol

Date 28 December 2010

7 metres tall statue of Apollonius will be created in Sozopol.the statue will be placed at the entrance of the local port, right next to the st. Kirik island. It was designed by the sculptor prof. Krum Damyanov. The statue will be created from bronze and the lyre and bow of Apollonius will be gilded. The statue will be 14 metres tall and will be placed over 4 meters tall pedestal. The mayor of Sozopol hopes that the statue will be ready for the culture holidays Apollonia in 2011. According to archeology researches, similar statue used to be placed on st. Kirik iskalnd. The findings show that the island used to be the religuos centre of Apollonia Pontica, ever since it was created at the end of the VIIth century BC. The sculpture will be financed by the local municipal and donations.

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