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submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003

Aphrodite's Giant Scallop

Aphrodite's Giant Scallop
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A magnificent example of Aphrodite’s Giant Scallop. According to mythology, the goddess rose from the sea and came ashore riding a giant scallop. These huge fossilized shells may have inspired the story. 17 cm high. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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