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LEGO Nike of Samothrace

LEGO Nike of Samothrace

Next year is the 160th anniversary of the discovery of Nike of Samothrace in mid-April of 1863. To honour the unknown ancient artist(s) who carved the masterpiece from Rhodian marble about 2,200 years ago, Japan-based aerospace engineer Tatsuya Arai made this most celebrated sculpture in the world using LEGO.

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Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures kept in museums away from their motherland

The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.

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Four of the finest Ancient Greek sculptures kept in museums away from their motherland

The movement to return the Parthenon marbles to their motherland was started in the 1980s. But it is not just the Elgin marbles that have been removed from Greece. Some of the most magnificent Greek sculptures ever created are in fact located in various museums around the world, proudly representing the country in which they were born.