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How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

The Ancient Greek Sanctuary of Samothrace

Samothrace, a small, rocky Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, has a storied past that belies its diminutive size. One of the most rugged of all the Greek islands, its Mt. Saos rises to 1,611 meters (5,285 feet). Known best...

Replica of Nike Masterpiece to Grace Greece's Samothrace

An exact replica of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace is to be installed in its natural place at the archaeological site of the Greek island of Samothrace. The original, described as "the greatest masterpiece...

Victory of Samothrace Returned to Louvre

After the completion of the restoration project which lasted 10 months, the Winged Victory of Samothrace returned to its place in the Louvre museum, on its majestic pedestal, to welcome millions of visitors from around the world. During the restoration process, conservationists detected...

Nike of Samothrace Inspires Greek Students to Create Game

In the Third Secondary School of Alexandroupoli, Greece, twelve pupils from the first classes, aged 12-14, created a computer game and board game related to the statue Nike of Samothrace. This was achieved as part of the cultural program...

One Million Raised for Winged Victory Restoration

According to an announcement by the Louvre Museum, it has managed to collect one million euros from private donations to restore one of its most famous exhibits, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, according to the news agency AFP. Approximately 6,700 individuals...

Donation of 500,000€ for Winged Victory of Samothrace

The administration of the Louvre Museum announced that during the last two months they were able to raise the amount of 500,000 Euros for the restoration of the statue of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The "Everybody Can Be Maecenas”...

Greece Wants Victory of Samothrace Back

As officials of the Louvre in Paris seek to raise another one million euros to renovate the famed sculpture Winged Victory of Samothrace that was stolen off that Greek island by a Frenchman in the 19th Century, Greece has...

Louvre Asks Donations For Nike Repair

The Louvre Museum hopes to raise another million euros in an appeal for donations it launched to find the funds for the conservation of one of the world's greatest masterpieces that is housed in the Paris institution, the Winged...

Greek Antiquities Specialist Louvre’s New Chief

Jean-Luc Martinez is the new director of the Louvre museum in Paris. The 49-year-old French is a specialist in Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. This year Martinez is leading the restoration of one of the most celebrated sculptures in...