Greece. Samos. Ancient Greek inscription on the gigantic Kouros at the Archaeological Museum in Vathy or Samos town. Found in 1980 to the east of the Heraion, the colossal 4.80 metres high Kouros dates from 580 BC and was built from a single piece of grey veined Samian marble. According to the inscription on its left thigh, the Kouros is dedicated to Goddess Hera by a certain person named Isches. The Kouros is the largest free standing sculpture to have survived from the ancient Greek world.