Alexander statue in central Athens vandalized


A newly erected statue of ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great in central Athens was vandalized by unknown individuals, possibly on Tuesday night, media reported.

The vandals painted slogans on the pedestal of the statue, which stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, denouncing the ancient warrior king as a killer.

The statue, sculpted by prominent Greek artist Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005) is 3.5 meters high and 3.8 meters long, and was erected on April 17. It had been donated by the sculptor to the Municipality of Athens.