Turkish Cargo moves 1700-years-old Cybele statue New York to Istanbul
December 14, 2020: Turkish Cargo on December 12 brought the statue of the mother goddess Cybele dated back to the 3rd century A.D back to its home in Turkey from New York.
December 14, 2020: Turkish Cargo brought the statue of the mother goddess Cybele dated back to the 3rd century A.D back to its home in Turkey from New York on December 12, 2020.
The statue was trafficked abroad back in 1970.
“Performing with the utmost care for the shipments of historical artefacts, Turkish Cargo brought the statue of Cybele, the mother goddess which is believed to be the symbol and guardian of abundance, back to the lands it belongs after nearly 60 years,” said the release.
The statue of Kybele will be exhibited in the Istanbul Archeology Museum for a set amount of time.
In the recent years, Turkish Cargo carried historical artefacts from Topkapı and Dolmabahce palaces to Japan, contributed to the return of the missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic to its homeland, carried more than 50 masterpieces from Paris Louvre Museum to Tehran, successfully transported the Sarcophagus of Hercules of the Roman Era from Geneva to Istanbul with its specialized teams of experts.
In addition to the wide flight network of the flag carrier Turkish Airlines with more than 320 destinations, Turkish Cargo also operates direct cargo flights to 95 destinations around the world, continuing to transport the most valuable historical artefacts from different cultures, in the most protective manner by making use of cutting-edge technologies.