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Long lost Michelangelo sculpture found?

An Italian scholar is claiming to have found a previously unknown Michelangelo sculpture in a private collection. “The sandstone Arrotino lacks of the nose and two left fingers. At a first look, this made me suspicious: Nose-missing statues are often forgeries. This was a known expedient to give a statue

Colossal Thoth statue found in Luxor

An 11.5 foot tall statue of Thoth has been found at the temple of Amenhotep III in Luxor. A colossal statue of the ancient Egyptian god Thoth, the deity of wisdom, is the latest artefact to be discovered near the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III during archaeological works aimed at

Ptolemaic king statue found in Egypt

A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic-era king which dates back 2,000 years, has been discovered in Egypt. A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic king has emerged from the ruins of an ancient Egyptian limestone temple believed to be the burial site of Queen Cleopatra and her lover Mark

Huge Egyptian monkey god statue found

A giant statue of Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom, has been found in Luxor. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a colossal ancient statue of the pharaonic deity of wisdom, Thoth, in the shape of a baboon, the council of antiquities said in a statement on Tuesday. The four-metre tall statue

Massive Taharqa statue discovered in Sudan

A massive statute of the 25th dynasty Nubian pharaoh Taharqa has been discovered deep in Sudan. No statue of a pharaoh has ever been found further south of Egypt than this one. “That’s one reason it’s so exciting and very interesting,” she said. The discovery was such a surprise that one

Sacred statue uncovered at ancient Hindu temple

A statue of Nandi, the sacred bull that carried the Hindu god Shiva, has been unearthed at an ancient temple in Indonesia. Indung Panca Putra, the head of the excavation team from the Yogyakarta Antiquities and Relics Conservation Agency, said the discovery of the statue, which in Hindu mythology is said

7th-century Buddha statue found in India

The tallest Buddha statue ever found in the state of Kargil, India, has been found. The sculpture was discovered during a survey by the officials of the state Archives, Archaeology and Museums Department from Sankoo, a village on Kargil-Suru valley road. “This is a 7th-century monument,” said Khurshid Ahmad Qadri, director of

Colossal statue of Apollo unearthed in Turkey

Parts of a giant statue of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, light, music and poetry, has been unearthed in Turkey. Colossal statues were very popular in antiquity, as evidenced by the lost giant statues of the Colossus of Rhodes and the Colossus of Nero. Most of them vanished long