As I approach the statue the automatic lighting comes on and it springs out of the darkness. He stands before me, with that unmistakable wavy hair, curly beard and majestic frame. His confident bearing is that of a man who enjoys ruling the world. The eagle which is his symbol of power is with him as always. On the plinth I read the words: Zeus, marble, Roman period, 2nd century AD, Perge. Inventory number 3729, Antalya Museum.
Zeus, father of the gods and mankind, is naturally not alone. He is accompanied by other members of the divine dynasty who are seated on the summit of snowy Olympus: Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hermes, Athena, the Dioscuri, and the Kharites or Three Beauties.
A statue of a Roman emperor. His name is Marcus Ulpinus Trajanus, or Trajan for short, and he lived in the 2nd century AD. At his feet crouches a slave who is diminished in size. The statue was made to commemorate the victory over Dacia (Romania). On the emper'sr armour is depicted the snake-haired Medusa.