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Monumental Statue of Athena Parthenos Once Graced Acropolis

A monumental statue of Athena Parthenos, created of gilded ivory, once stood in the center of the magnificent temple of the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens. The Athena Parthenos (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος) was a massive chryselephantine sculpture of...

Magnificent Ancient Statues Unearthed in Central Greece

At least four marble statues of kouroi and parts of an ancient cemetery were discovered by a farmer near the town of Atalanti in Fthiotida, central Greece. The life-size kouroi, Greek statues representing young standing males, are in very good...

Excavations in Turkey Reveal Six Ancient Greek Statues

Over the weekend, six ancient Greek statues dating back some 2,000 years were discovered during excavations at the ancient Greek city of Magnesia, which is located in the current-day Aydin province of Turkey. The statues, four depicting females, one depicting...

Symbolism of Greek Statues in Beyoncé and Jay-Z Apesh*t Video (Video)

Over the weekend Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the world's hottest hip-hop couple, dropped their first joint album on Tidal called "Everything Is Love". The only video to be released thus far for the nine new tracks is for the song "Apesh*t",...

Lost Ancient Greek Statue of Zeus Recreated Through 3D Printing

The ancient Greek statue of Zeus, in Olympia, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world was lost in the 5th century. Archaeologists have only found descriptions and illustrations of it on coins. Two 3D printing companies –Stratasys and...

Ancient Greek Marble Replicas to Be Presented in Adelaide

The Hellenic Studies Foundation in Australia became involved in the decades-long debate regarding the return of the ancient Greek Parthenon Marbles to Greece from the British Museum over a year ago. The Foundation created a social media campaign with...

French Artist Combines Star Wars Characters and Ancient Greek Statues

A French artist going by the pseudonym Travis Durden reinvented a series of Star wars characters, making them resemble ancient Greek sculptures. Durden, who is well-versed in ancient art, also fell in love with contemporary popular culture -- two...

British Museum Exhibition on the Body in Ancient Greek Art

The British Museum will be hosting an exhibition entitled "Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art" from March 26 to July 5, 2015. This major exhibition will focus on the human body and the way it was portrayed...