Venus de Milo

Milos Catacombs Mark the Rich History of the Island

Milos, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, has a very long history, like all other Greek islands. Being most famous for the discovery of the ancient Venus de Milo  statue, the island is also the site of...

How the Aphrodite of Milos Statue Shaped the Western Idea of Female Beauty

The statue of Aphrodite of Milos, which was discovered on April 8, 1820, changed western culture in the 19th century, creating a certain ambivalence about the idea of female beauty. Aphrodite - the goddess of love for ancient Greeks -...

'200 Were Killed' Trying to Keep Venus de Milo in Greece, Historian Claims

French and Ottoman soldiers killed 200 Greeks in order to transfer to France the priceless statue of Venus de Milo in 1820, a Greek historian claims. According to Greek historian Dimitris Fotiadis, who wrote the six-volume History of the Greek...

Greek Island Invites Beyonce as Part of Venus de Milo Campaign

Campaigners for the return of the Aphrodite of Milos (AKA the Venus de Milo) have asked American pop superstar Beyonce to visit the Aegean island as part of their efforts to have the statue returned to Greece. Milos' municipality issued...

The Discovery of the Venus de Milo Statue

It was the morning of April 8, 1820 when a Milos island farmer named Giorgos (or Theodoros) Kentrotas was digging in ancient ruins in his field to get some stones he needed. Yet, instead of stones Kentrotas found a statue...

Greeks Make Formal Request to Louvre: Return Venus de Milo

It has been almost 200 years since the famous Greek statue known to Greeks as Aphrodite of Milos, or Venus de Milo, was discovered by a farmer on the Greek island of Milos. The man is said to have discovered...

Japanese Want Venus de Milo In Panties

Japanese residents from the town of Okuizumom are calling on the authorities to dress replicas of the famous statue of Venus de Milo to covered with panties, and for David to be wearing underwear. The modest Japanese are upset...

Venus’ Breasts Survive Lightning Strike

An Australian stonemason was left stunned when a lightning bolt crashed down from the skies over Australia into a voluptuous Venus de Milo statue whose stone breasts miraculously did not shatter with just one nipple slightly damaged. Tom Finlay, 48,...