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  1. The Colossal Jain Gommateshwara Statue is One of the Largest Monolithic Statues in the World

    The Gommateshwara Statue is a colossal statue of Bahubali (meaning ‘the One with Strong Arms’), found in ... the first Tirthankara of Jainism. Jain legends say the statue was the result of a dream and elements of the religion’s stories and ...

    dhwty - 11/10/2018 - 14:00

  2. The World’s Greatest Equestrian Statues: Artistic Masterpieces and Propaganda of Empires

    An equestrian statue is a sculpture of a horse mounted by a rider. Such statues were often ... as they often depicted rulers An equestrian statue is a sculpture of a horse mounted by a rider. Such statues were often ... various countries across the globe. An equestrian statue ( public domain ) The Rampin Rider The word ‘equestrian’ ...

    dhwty - 03/06/2018 - 22:52

  3. Chryselephantine: Sculpting the Most Luxurious Greek Cult Statues

    ... the most famous statues made using this technique were the statue of Athena in the Parthenon of Athens and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Zeus in Olympia. Phidias’ statue in ...

    dhwty - 16/06/2018 - 14:03

  4. How the Easter Island Statues Received Their Hats: Final Report

    How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their ... State. How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their ...

    ancient-origins - 06/06/2018 - 01:55

  5. The Polovtsian Statues of the Eurasian Steppes

    ... Siberia, Central Asia and Mongolia. A Polovtsian statue from Luhansk, Ukraine . Photo source: Wikimedia. The ... portrayed as warriors ready for battle. Thus, a warrior statue would commonly be represented as wearing a helm of the Ruthenian type or ...

    dhwty - 27/07/2014 - 00:47

  6. Hoard of Scrolls and Artifacts Discovered in Antique Japanese Statuette

    ... in Japan. The temple is home to many treasures and the statue with the hoard of artifacts is just one of the many rare and precious ... a Buddha, in order to help humanity to escape suffering. The statue is believed to be approximately seven centuries old and has been in the ...

    Ed Whelan - 08/05/2018 - 22:59

  7. India to Build Immense Statue, Twice the Size of the Statue of Liberty, of Medieval King Shivaji

    India intends to construct the world's tallest statue. The massive construct is meant to honor a medieval King named Shivaji. ... gigantic structure is expected to be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and will sit on land reclaimed from the Arabian Sea off the ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 27/12/2016 - 21:56

  8. 600-Year-Old Buddha Statue Temporarily Emerges from the Waters, Reminding Locals of a Forgotten Past

    The head of a Buddha statue estimated to be 600 years old recently emerged from a Chinese reservoir ... of a hydropower gate. The head of a Buddha statue estimated to be 600 years old recently emerged from a Chinese reservoir ... temple at the base of the 12.5-foot-tall (3.8-meter) Buddha statue points to the importance of the site to villagers during the Ming ...

    Mark Miller - 17/01/2017 - 21:49

  9. Eight More Statues of the Ancient Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet Found in Luxor

    ... ft.) wide and about 1 meter (3.3 ft.) deep. A statue of Sekhmet in situ. ( Egypt Antiquities Ministry ) In ancient ... statues of Sekhmet, the team discovered the middle part of a statue of Amenhotep III wearing a jubilee cloak. It was carved of the same ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 16/03/2016 - 23:48

  10. More Statues of Lioness Goddess Sekhmet Unearthed in Luxor, Egypt

    ... decorates her forehead. Recently-discovered statue of Sekhmet. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities Sculptures are of High ... of the temple in 1200 BC. Recently-discovered statue of Sekhmet. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities Sourouzian also added ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 04/12/2017 - 13:48

  11. The Cataclysm of Easter Island - Stones Walking (Part 4)

    ... Heyerdahl. With twenty other men, they tied ropes around a statue and leaned it from side to side while pulling it forward with the rope, ... the statues were moved: 1) Thor Heyerdahl and crew move a statue on a crude wooden sled pulled by a rope (1955); 2) the William Mulloy ...

    davidchildress - 11/07/2013 - 06:05

  12. Archaeologists find Magnificent Statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and His Protector, the Lioness Goddess of War

    ... Archaeologists working in Luxor have unearthed a magnificent statue of King Amenhotep III of ancient Egypt and several statues and statue parts of the cat goddess Sekhmet meant to protect him. The project of ...

    Mark Miller - 12/03/2017 - 13:49

  13. Why No Nose? The Ancient Breath of Life and Remarkably Powerful ‘Living Statues’

    ... the bird on far right). Image 4. The undamaged Ka-statue of pharaoh Auibre Hor. ( ©Willem Witteveen) Actually, the Ka or ... Ka is the double or replica of the deceased, and therefore a statue that accurately represents the deceased is also called a Ka-statue, in ...

    Willem Witteveen - 04/05/2017 - 14:00

  14. Memnon’s Musical Statues: The Long-Standing Guardians of Amenhotep III’s Temple That Found a Voice

    ... which characterized ancient Egyptian art. Statue of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) ( CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ) The Musical ... collapsing it from the waist up. Following its rupture, the statue was then reputed to sing every morning at dawn: a light moaning or ...

    Ahmed Osman - 25/07/2017 - 19:00

  15. Restoration Work Uncovers Statuette of Osiris Secreted in Pyramid Wall

    ... discovered a precious and important statuette. The statue depicts Osiris one of the most important of all Egyptian gods . The ... this piece of stonework. (Ministry of Antiquities) The statue was found in an incision between the huge granite blocks.  It is ...

    Ed Whelan - 05/07/2018 - 13:59

  16. Why are Noses Missing from so Many Egyptian Statues?

    ... so frequently. A recent example, not in Egypt, is the statue of the famous philosopher Aristotle, which is welcoming visitors at the entrance of the ancient Assos site, in Turkey. The statue of Aristotle, known as the founder of the first philosophy school in ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 04/02/2017 - 15:51

  17. The Colossus of Rhodes: Ancient Greek Mega Statue

    ... of the Ancient World, and the most ambitious and tallest statue of the Hellenistic period. The last of the seven wonders to be completed, it was a statue built to thank the gods for victory over an invading enemy. Bearing a ...

    Bryan Hill - 20/06/2018 - 03:28

  18. The Leshan Giant Buddha: Largest Stone Buddha in the World

    ... in Sichuan Province, China, sits the Leshan Giant Buddha statue. Carved into the side of Mt. Lingyun, the colossal statue is over 1,300-years-old and is considered to be the largest stone Buddha ...

    Bryan Hill - 22/07/2018 - 22:20

  19. Photos Reveal Giant Easter Island Moai Statues are Covered in Mysterious Symbols

    ... Detailed markings are visible. Credit: The Easter Island Statue Project The Rapa Nui people who originally settled the island ... Wikimedia Commons Director of the Easter Island Statue Project, Jo Anne Van Tilburg says, “The reason people think they are ...

    lizleafloor - 12/06/2018 - 00:41

  20. Necropolis of Warriors and Gods: The Ancient Statues of San Agustín, Colombia

    ... by the abandonment of monumental works and the cessation of statue carving. A new culture settled in the area during the 11 th century ... Featured image: An ancient carved stone face of a megalithic statue in the San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia. Wikimedia ...

    dhwty - 16/06/2018 - 00:48

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