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  • ‘Child-Friendly’ Satan Statue for OK State Capitol Awaits Final Judgment

    05/05/2014 6:11:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2014 - 2:33 PM | Michael Chapman
    It may seem absurd—or given the moral state of the nation, appropriate—but the grounds committee for the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Preservation Commission, has been asked by The Satanic Temple, a group from New York, to place a privately-funded statue of Satan, complete with pentagram and two fawning children at Lucifer’s knee, on the Capitol grounds near a monument of the Ten Commandments.In the statue, which is to be cast in bronze and is near completion, Satan is depicted as “Baphomet” with a goat’s head and horns, and there is a boy on his left and a girl on his...
  • Greg Gutfeld leads crazy debate over provocative ‘Orgy Statue’ at town’s city hall (VIDEO)

    05/04/2014 3:31:17 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    Biz Pack ^ | May 4 2014 | Richard Berkow
    A controversial statue in the small Michigan town of Adrian provided a worthy topic for a Fox News crew of humorists. Greg Gutfeld and his “Red Eye Debate Center” sidekicks had fun bantering with a provocative work of art, which upset enough Adrian citizens to have it removed from city hall grounds to a less conspicuous spot in the park. Sculptor Mark Chatterley’s unorthodox statue, depicting seven people relying on each other and entitled “Blue Human Condition,” outraged enough residents who nicknamed it “The Orgy Statue” to invoke from Gutfeld’s cohorts a bevy of one-liners.
  • Execution (a poem)

    04/29/2014 3:39:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Eatgrueldog ^ | 4/27/14
    Execution Her hair has been shorn Her face cut and bruised Her flowing gown torn The beauty once in her eyes Faded Drone strikes Warrant less searches Roadblocks and pat downs Eaves dropping Secret eyes and ears Always listening Always watching Be careful what you do Or they may come after you Swat teams and armored cars Men clad in black Weapons at the ready Waiting to attack They have her now Imprisoned Cold shackles hold her hands Her breath is low and shallow Seems that death Is now at hand
  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies
    time.com ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
  • VIDEO of "Lenin Falls" in Ukraine

    02/22/2014 7:22:16 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2.21.14
    A brief video of Lenin statues being torn down across Ukraine.
  • Gaza fisherman hooks statue of ancient Greek god Apollo

    02/19/2014 7:58:17 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Nic Robertson and Talal Abu Rahma
    Gaza (CNN) -- When Jwdat Abu Ghrb spotted a dark shape last summer in the waters off Gaza, where he was diving for fish, he initially thought it was a corpse. "I was afraid," he told CNN. "I put on my goggles, dove underneath and still couldn't tell what it was. I resurfaced and got some help from other people and family members and came back, and after full four hours of trying we managed to get it out of the water and I was shocked by what I found." It was a life-size bronze statue, believed to be a...
  • Realistic statue of man in underwear freaks out women's college

    02/06/2014 7:52:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    KRMG ^ | February 6, 2014 | Rick Couri
    300 students have signed a petition to have the creepy, yet lifelike statue removed. In part, the petition reads; "This highly realistic sculpture has, within just a few hours of its outdoor installation, become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for many members of our campus community. While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work in this space." The Boston Globe reports the piece is called "Sleepwalker," it was put up to...
  • Hopping mad: South African ministers furious to discover sculptors ...

    01/23/2014 5:05:08 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 22, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    who created Nelson Mandela memorial included a RABBIT inside his earA 30ft sculpture of Nelson Mandela has angered South African officials as the sculptors left a ‘signature’ on the artwork – a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears. The bronze memorial, which was unveiled outside the government complex in Pretoria, after Mandela’s funeral on December 16, is billed as the largest statue of the South African leader in the world. Officials demand that the miniature rabbit is to be removed from the statue, claiming it mocks Mandela and his life’s work. The department of arts and culture...
  • Lightning Breaks Finger Off Rio’s Christ Statue

    01/18/2014 7:41:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Newscom.au
    <p>Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p>Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.</p>
  • New statue dedicated in honor of S. Korean 'comfort women'

    01/18/2014 12:17:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | January 18, 2014
    SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Organizers say a newly dedicated statue in Seoul honoring Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II is "an alarm bell" for future generations. "The Girl Statue for Peace" is outside the Geoje Arts Center, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. The statue in the coastal city 300 miles south of Seoul shows a young woman standing next to an empty chair.
  • Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue [Rio de Janeiro]

    01/17/2014 8:57:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | 6:47pm
    Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain. Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.
  • An unidentified royal statue head found in Luxor

    12/30/2013 4:16:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 26 Dec 2013 | Nevine El-Aref
    A black granite head of an unidentified New Kingdom king's statue has been uncovered in Luxor The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission unearthed on Thursday a large granite head of a statue of an unidentified New Kingdom king during routine excavation at King Thutmose III’s funerary temple on Luxor’s west bank. Mohamed Abdel-Maqsoud, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Section at the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), explained that the head is 29.6cm high, 24.3cm wide and 26.9cm deep. The head depicts a round face of a royal figure, not identified yet, wearing a wig, with traces of a broken nose,...
  • 100-Foot Jesus Statue to Be Built in Nazareth?

    12/26/2013 8:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    A Christian Arab is working on his plan to build a statue of Jesus in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus which is now dominated by Arab Muslim citizens of Israel. It will be, he says, larger than the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. "Slowly, but surely, the Christian identity in Nazareth is beginning to disappear," said Bishara Shlayan, a Christian merchant seaman from Nazareth who has come up with the plan, according to Fox News. Shlayan told The Jerusalem Post he is raising funds for the project from both Israeli Arab Christians and Jews....
  • Protesters in Kiev Topple Lenin Statue as Rallies Grow

    12/08/2013 4:04:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/2013 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ANDREW E. KRAMER
    KIEV, Ukraine — Protesters in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, toppled the city’s main statue of Lenin on Sunday and then pounded it into chips with a sledgehammer as a crowd chanted and cheered. The destruction of the statue was a cathartic moment in the biggest day of demonstrations so far against President Viktor F. Yanukovich’s turn away from Europe. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians filled the streets of Kiev on Sunday, first to hear speeches and music and then to fan out and erect barricades in the district where government institutions have their headquarters. Carrying blue-and-yellow Ukrainian and European...
  • Christian Leader Offers to Not Press Charges Against Vandals Who Toppled Decalogue Display

    09/25/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 24, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    WASHINGTON – The leader of a Christian organization that had a Ten Commandments display vandalized has offered to not press charges against the unknown perpetrators. The Rev. Rob Schenck, president of Faith And Action, announced Tuesday afternoon at a press conference that he would not file charges provided the perpetrators agree to meet with him. "If you will come forward and confess your crime we will not press charges or pursue prosecution against you," said Schenck.............. Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-leader-offers-to-not-press-charges-against-vandals-who-toppled-decalogue-display-105240/#LltkOgW5F5lH4adY.99
  • Vandals torch Ronald Reagan statue at California park

    09/23/2013 2:03:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Vandals set fire to a life-size statue of Ronald Reagan at a Southern California sports park that bears the name of the 40th president, authorities reported Monday.
  • Vandals torch statue of Ronald Reagan at famous California sports park

    09/23/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox Nation.com ^ | September 23, 2013
    Vandals torched a bronze, life-size statue of Ronald Reagan in an apparent arson fire in a Southern California sports park named after the 40th president, The Press-Enterprise reported.
  • Those R@t B@stards! Ronald Reagan Monument Vandalized at Ronald Reagan Sports Park, Temecula, CA

    09/20/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DogByte6RER | September 20, 2013 | DogByte6RER
    The following are photos taken on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula, California. The Reagan statue and monument was likely vandalized either the night before or in the early morning hours of Friday September 20. The cause of the damage appears to be vandalism by arson. Local police were called to the scene and an investigation is ongoing. - Photo of the Reagan Monument with missing damaged tiles. - The missing/vandalized tiles were removed by city staff ... notice the burn marks at the base of the structure. - Burned/damaged tiles on both side...
  • Swastika, slurs foul Robinson statue [Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn]

    08/07/2013 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 7, 2013, 3:46 PM ET | Adam Rubin
    NEW YORK -- Employees of the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets affiliate, arrived at work Wednesday morning to find a swastika and racial and anti-Semitic epithets painted on a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park. ... "This is being treated as a bias crime," detective John Nevandro of the 60th precinct said in a statement. "Hate Crimes will investigate the incident."
  • 3D Statues of yourself and or Family (Kind of neat-kind of weird)

    08/05/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 21 replies
    Twinkind ^ | 8/5/2013 | Twinkind
    The latest state-of-the-art color 3D printing technology is used to bring your digital sculpture back into the real world. Voxel by voxel, layer by layer, the three-dimensional portrait grows into the (almost) final product as if by magic.
  • SEE THE GREEN PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL DURING APPARENT VANDALISM ATTACK

    07/26/2013 6:41:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/26/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
  • Cursed? Time-Lapsed Video Shows Ancient Egyptian Statue Apparently Moving on Its Own!

    06/24/2013 2:11:16 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 24, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    Curators at the U.K.’s Manchester Museum were a bit perturbed when they noticed an ancient Egyptian statue changing position over time without any employees claiming to have moved it. So, they set up a camera to capture what might be happening. What they saw was just as unnerving. When viewing the footage taken over a week in time-lapse, they saw the statue of Neb-Sanu, which is only 11 inches tall, turning around on its own.
  • Man ordered to cover gargoyle statue's genitals

    06/06/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 72 replies
    upi ^ | June 6, 2013
    PAULDEN, Ariz.,- An Arizona artist said county officials have ordered him to cover up or remove a metal statue of a gargoyle he created that features male genitalia. David Smith said he spent years creating the 9-foot-tall metal statue he is displaying in his Paulden yard and he disagrees with Yavapai County Development Services Director Steve Mauk's statements that the artwork isn't compatible with the neighborhood, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, reported Thursday. "What in this neighborhood fits in anywhere? You look around and everybody's individual and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting art work," Smith said. He said the gargoyle's...
  • Hurricane Sandy took a toll on Lady Liberty

    03/24/2013 10:47:40 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | March 24 , 2013
    She has kept a lonely vigil over New York Harbor with no visitors except for a few workers since Hurricane Sandy. But last week, federal officials announced the Statue of Liberty would again welcome guests by July 4. Although Lady Liberty wasn’t hurt in the storm — give credit to Gustave Eiffel for the skeletal design that can withstand hurricane-force winds — Sandy’s tidal surge destroyed the docks, the energy infrastructure and tore up sections of the walkways. Nearly three-quarters of the island was underwater. Damage was also done to the welcoming and departure station in Liberty State Park in...
  • Strength from Stillness: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in US Capitol

    02/28/2013 6:38:34 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 | Erin McClam
    More than half a century after she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama city bus, Rosa Parks has an immovable place in the U.S. Capitol — the first black woman to be honored with a statue there. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties said at an unveiling Wednesday that the depiction was fitting: Parks is shown seated, hands clasped in front of her, eyes fixed forward.
  • Darby Rides Again

    01/16/2013 10:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They were not to be called Commandos. The Brits had dibs on that name. And they had earned it. Our special forces would train in Northern Ireland at the start of the Second World War, and while they might have British trainers and instructors, they'd have to be called something else. The brass would choose a name. They chose Rangers. This outfit would also need a commander. More than a commander -- a leader, one who understood that this special force would have to be, well, special. Its members would always take the offensive, springing on the enemy as if...
  • Jews Outraged by Hitler Statue in Warsaw Ghetto

    12/29/2012 9:35:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2012, 10:30 PM | Elad Benari
    An artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the Daily Mail reports. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, entitled “HIM”, has attracted a large number of visitors since its installation last month, reported the Daily...
  • War over ‘sexist’ Queens statue

    12/09/2012 8:01:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 9, 2012 | LIZ SADLER and KATE BRIQUELET
    Civic Virtue has become a Greek tragedy. Queens residents are protesting the city’s plans to banish a controversial sculpture to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn — which would be the second move for the classic, 90-year-old monument that pols have slammed for decades as a sexist eyesore. “The Triumph of Civic Virtue” depicts a nude male warrior symbolizing civic virtue trampling two women, the sirens of vice and corruption.
  • Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space

    09/27/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 26, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones' plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.
  • Ancient statue discovered by Nazis is made from (Chinga) meteorite

    09/27/2012 1:19:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Matt McGrath - BBC
    An ancient Buddhist statue that was recovered by a Nazi expedition in the 1930s was originally carved from a highly valuable meteorite. Researchers say the 1,000-year-old object with a swastika on its stomach is made from a rare form of iron with a high content of nickel. They believe it is part of the Chinga meteorite, which crashed about 15,000 years ago. The findings appear in the Journal, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. The 24cm (9-inch) tall statue is 10kg (22lb) and is called the Iron Man. Origins unknown The story of this priceless object owes more perhaps to an Indiana...
  • Catholic Caucus: Virgin Mary statue draws visitors to Broadmoor home

    08/06/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Morning Advocate ^ | August 6, 2012 | by naomi martin
    Ever since word started spreading July 5 of the bleeding Virgin Mary statue in the front yard of a house on Broadmoor Circle, the once quiet dead-end street has transformed into a bustling scene lined with yellow police tape and cars from all over the country. “The Wisconsin license plate kind of struck me,” said neighbor Greg Miller, 52. “But there have been California, Florida, a lot of other out-of-state plates. It seemed for a while like it might be the No. 1 tourist attraction in town.” The home is owned by Hoa Nguyen, who is from Vietnam and does...
  • Rush bust redux: Talk show host gets a replica

    08/02/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 1 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Virginia Young
    The Missouri Capitol no longer has the only bust of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Now, the front office of Limbaugh's Florida studio has one, too. Today, Limbaugh told his listeners that he received a giant replica of the statute from friends in honor of the 24th anniversary of his EIB Network radio show. Like the original, the copy was made by Kansas City sculptor E. Spencer Schubert, Limbaugh said. "You know, we ought to call the White House and tell ‘em we have this bust of me that we’d like to donate. We’d like to lend them a...
  • White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain

    07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false". By Jon Swaine, Washington 7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012 Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009. "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again,"...
  • Krauthammer Responds To White House Over Churchill Bust Controversy

    07/28/2012 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-27-2012
    (Krauthammer) It's astonishing. He doubled down. All he had to say is, 'We got it wrong the first time.' The British ambassador, today, said that the bust that's in his residence, the one that was returned when Obama came into office exactly as I had written -- 100% as I had written. So not being able to deny it, he pretends that it never happened and he says the idea that the bust was returned is false. And then he talks about the reason that the bust was returned was because of antipathy. I never talked about antipathy. He should...
  • 'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House

    07/27/2012 1:02:12 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    'So patently false' Obama removed Churchill bust from the White House By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 7/27/12 2:46 PM EDT Mitt Romney has vowed to return a bust of Winston Churchill to the White House if elected president. The only problem: it's already there. Responding to Romney's claim that the bust has been removed from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. -- perpetuated in conservative Charles Krauthammer's Friday column in the Washington Post -- White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer on Friday called the rumor "so patently false" that he had to respond. Though President Obama did move the bust out of the Oval...
  • Joe Paterno statue taken down

    07/22/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/22/2012 | Don Van Natta Jr.
    The Joe Paterno statue was removed Sunday morning from its pedestal outside Beaver Stadium, and it will be stored in an unnamed "secure location," Penn State president Rodney Erickson announced. Erickson also said the Paterno name will remain on the university's library. Shortly before dawn in State College, Pa., a work crew installed chain-link fences to barricade access to Porter Road outside Beaver Stadium and covered the fence with a blue tarp. The work crew then removed the 7-foot, 900-pound bronze statue by forklift and placed it into the lower level of the stadium. Erickson released his highly sensitive decision...
  • Penn State president orders Joe Paterno statue removal

    07/22/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 7/22/12 | Bos Herald AP
    <p>STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant.</p>
  • Penn State president orders Paterno statue removal (this morning)

    07/22/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/22/12
    Penn State president orders Paterno statue removalAssociated Press – 4 mins 2 secs ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. The university said Sunday that it will take down the larger-than-life monument in the face of an investigative report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh that found the late coach, along with three top Penn State administrators, concealed the abuse claims against Jerry...
  • Students Camping Out To Protect Joe Paterno Statue

    07/18/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Morning Freak Show ^ | 7/18/2012 | Freak Show
    A couple of students have started to camp out in tents and watch over the Joe Paterno statue at Penn State. The sign says "Protect the Paterno statue"
  • Poles honor Reagan and John Paul II for their role in anti-communist struggle

    07/15/2012 4:35:27 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    GDANSK, Poland — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago.
  • Bodies of Easter Island’s famous heads revealed

    05/14/2012 12:31:31 AM PDT · by bkopto · 73 replies
    AllTop ^ | 5/12/2012 | staff
    The head statuary of Easter Island is instantly recognizable to people all over the world, but who would have guessed that, lurking beneath the soil, these famous mugs also had bodies? The Easter Island Statue Project Conservation Initiative, which is funded by the Archaeological Institute of America, has been excavating two of the enormous figures for the last several years, and have found unique petroglyphs carved on their backs that had been conserved in the soil. Their research has also yielded evidence of how the carvers were paid with food such as tuna and lobster, as well as clues to...
  • Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator

    04/17/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 95 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 April 2012 | Owen Jarus
    Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator A small bronze statue dating back nearly 2,000 years may be that of a female gladiator, a victorious one at that, suggests a new study. If confirmed the statue would represent only the second depiction of a woman gladiator known to exist. The gladiator statue shows a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and a bandage around her left knee. Her hair is long, although neat, and in the air she raises what the researcher, Alfonso Manas of the University of Granada, believes is a sica, a short curved sword used by gladiators....
  • Rangers Unveil Statue Of Fan Who Died At Game

    04/07/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 22 replies
    CBS 11 - DFW ^ | 4/6/12 | AP
    ARLINGTON (AP) - Nine months after a Texas Rangers fan died after falling over an outfield railing at a game, his 7-year-old son helped unveil a statue Thursday honoring his father and others who love America’s pastime. The life-size bronze statue depicts Shannon Stone and his son, Cooper, wearing baseball caps. They are holding hands and looking at each other as if they’re talking. The inscription reads: In memory of Shannon Stone and dedicated to all fans who love the game. “Today is a celebration of spirit, family and love of the game,” Rangers President Nolan Ryan said. “This bronze...
  • Obama College Era Paintings – #3(The Statue of Liberty)

    02/26/2012 3:56:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    iowntheworld.com ^ | 2/26/12 | staff
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  • ANOTHER Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled in Eastern Europe...

    11/25/2011 2:39:30 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    -for 'destroying the Soviet Empire' A handsome, stylized 'park bench' monument dedicated to Cold War victor Ronald Reagan was unveiled in the former Soviet republic of Georgia yesterday. The country's pro-Western, American-educated president Mikhail Saakashvili proclaimed that the work 'deserves a place in the heart of Tblisi' as he and his countrymen seek to honor Reagan for 'destroying the Soviet empire'. He also took the opportunity to lament what he sees as Vladimir Putin's attempts to restore that lost empire. Meanwhile in Poland, a new Reagan statue was erected along a tree-lined avenue near the US Embassy earlier this month. While the current party-of-power in Warsaw...
  • Walesa Unveils One More For The 'Gipper'

    11/22/2011 7:02:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Lech Walesa said that there would not be a free Poland without Ronald Reagan, during the unveiling of a statue in Warsaw of the late American president on Monday.The former Solidarity leader said that “as a participant in these events,” it was “inconceivable” that such changes would have come about without the last American president during the post-1945 cold-war era. Walesa added that thirty years ago, it seemed that the fall of the communist system would not be possible without a nuclear war. The bronze statue of Reagan has been installed not far from the American Embassy, on Ujazdowskie Avenue,...
  • Thieves attempt to steal Ronald Reagan statue in Newport Beach (CA - Damaged - Pic)

    11/07/2011 7:51:44 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/6/2011 | Fermin Leal
    NEWPORT BEACH – A life-size statue of Ronald Reagan was damaged during an attempted theft from a memorial at Bonita Canyon Sports Park early Sunday, police said. The bronze statue was found by authorities at about 5:30 a.m., broken off its foundation and tilted forward with other damage, after thieves apparently tied a chain around it and tried to pull it away using a pickup truck or other vehicle, police said.
  • Ronald Reagan Statue Vandalized In Newport Beach

    11/06/2011 6:08:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Nov.6, 2011
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBS) — A bronze statue of former President Ronald Reagan was vandalized early Sunday, according to officials. Police received a call at approximately 5:30 Sunday morning about a possible vandalism in progress at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park. A witness saw a suspect tie something around the top of the statue and the other end to the front of his vehicle. The witness said the suspect then got into his vehicle and put it in reverse in an attempt to pull the statue down. The suspect, described as a male in dark clothing, fled the scene before officers...
  • Statement by Mrs. Ronald Reagan on the Unveiling of the Ronald Reagan Statue at Reagan National

    11/01/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 11/01/2011 | Nancy Reagan
  • New Americans are sworn in at ceremony celebrating Statue of Liberty's 125th anniversary

    10/28/2011 7:38:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/28/11 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    New Americans are sworn in at ceremony celebrating Statue of Liberty's 125th anniversaryArticle by: KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Updated: October 28, 2011 - 9:02 AM NEW YORK - A total of 125 immigrants from 46 countries have been sworn in as United States citizens at a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. **SNIP** Lady Liberty is getting a high-tech uplift for her birthday. Internet-connected cameras on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor or see visitors on the grounds below.