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Statuary Heads of Greek Gods Unearthed in Ancient City of Aizanoi

The sculpted heads of Greek gods Aphrodite and Dionysus were recently unearthed in the ancient city of Aizanoi in western Turkey. The heads of both Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine, "are important findings for...

The Mystery of the Riace Bronzes, Ancient Greek Statues Found in Italy

The mystery over the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues, remains almost half a century after the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August of 1972. To this day, archaeologists and...

Eight Magnificent Greek Works of Art Found in Foreign Museums

The Parthenon Marbles are the most famous of all the Greek antiquities displayed in museums outside the country.

Should We Blame Ancient Greece for Today’s Search for Six-Pack Abs?

The cultural obsession with six-pack abdominal muscles shows no signs of abating. And if research into male body image is to be believed, it will likely only grow, thanks to social media. By Conor Heffernan Today, there’s an entire industry centered...

Heads of Roman Statues Found Under Ruins of Church in England

Excavators working at a site that will be part of the UK's HS2 high-speed train system in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire made the discovery of their lives recently on the very last day of work, uncovering Roman statues that had...

Petition Asks British Museum to Return “Karpathos Lady” Statue

The "Karpathos Lady" statue has been housed in the British Museum, but a petition was launched on Monday to bring her back to Greece.

Ancient Greek and Roman Statues Re-Emerge After Decades in Storage

One of the most important private collections of ancient Greek and Roman marble sculptures opened to the general public for the first time in Rome last week. The 90 works from the Torlonia Collection -- the most prestigious private collection...

Abandoned Busts of Macedonian Heroes Will Stand Once Again in Thessaloniki

Several statues of heroes from the Macedonian struggle for union with Greece in the early twentieth century are set to return to a prominent place in a Thessaloniki square, the city's mayor announced on Monday. The marble busts of Greek...

Chinese Artist's Statues To Adorn Port of Thessaloniki

Fifteen statues created by the Chinese artist Xu Hongfei will be installed at Pier I of the port of Thessaloniki between December 17 and December 24 as part of Culture Week and a worldwide exhibition of the artist's sculpture,...

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...