Head from Heracles/Artagenes statue. Nemrut Dagi, Turkey
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More than two thousand years ago, Greek people believed that a particular group
represented the figure of
Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. The ancient Romans called him Hercules.
Heracles was a courageous and strong man.
One day Heracles committed a terrible crime.
Seeking forgiveness, Heracles was told to perform twelve tasks. Hercules completed the twelve tasks, using his great
strength. He has been famous for this ever since.
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