L'APOLLON DE GAZA
August 2013, the Mediterranean, off the coast of Gaza. A statue of Apollo – a Holy Grail for archaeologists – is accidentally found by a fisherman. But a few weeks later, the priceless bronze statue, dating from 200 BCE, disappears again. Where did it go? Conflicting theories and rumours immediately start swirling. With patience, elegance and depth, Nicolas Wadimoff leads the investigation in Gaza and Jerusalem, meeting antique dealers, archaeologists, collectors, experts and residents to untangle the truth and fiction of the case, and figure out how this mythical, mysterious statue also became a symbol of hope.