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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’), ... the first Tirthankara of Jainism. Jain legends say the statue was the result of a dream and elements of the ...

    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 ... ruling regime, as they often depicted rulers An equestrian statue is a sculpture of a horse mounted by a rider. Such ... found in various countries across the globe. An equestrian statue ( public domain ) The Rampin Rider The word ...

    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 gold and ivory in Olympia's main temple. ( Public ...

    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 ... Penn State. How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure ... of red scoria are found in the platform of some of the statue hat combinations. Pukao at Vinapu, Rapa Nui. ( CC ...

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

  5. The Polovtsian Statues of the Eurasian Steppes

    ... southern 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 ... arrows and a whip. Apart from his military gear, a warrior statue would also have everyday objects such as knives, ...

    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 ... , in order to help humanity to escape suffering. The statue is believed to be approximately seven centuries old ... depicted in Buddhist art in many countries in East Asia. Statue of Monju Bosatsuin Jyorenji , Japan. ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) ...

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

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

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

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

    ... meters (1.6 ft.) wide and about 1 meter (3.3 ft.) deep. A statue of Sekhmet in situ. ( Egypt Antiquities Ministry ) In ... of Sekhmet, the team discovered the middle part of a statue of Amenhotep III wearing a jubilee cloak. It was ... court and the hypostyle hall of the vast temple, and each statue is a typical example of art from the times of the New ...

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

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

    ... image 2, the bird on far right). Image 4. The undamaged Ka-statue of pharaoh Auibre Hor. ( ©Willem Witteveen) Actually, ... is the double or replica of the deceased, and therefore a statue that accurately represents the deceased is also called a Ka-statue, in which the life force of the person in question can ...

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

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

    ... while a uraeus decorates her forehead. Recently-discovered statue of Sekhmet. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities Sculptures ... the columns of the temple in 1200 BC. Recently-discovered statue of Sekhmet. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities Sourouzian ...

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

  12. 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 ... 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 theory of rocking a statue forward on its belly in a basic cradle and frame above ...

    davidchildress - 11/07/2013 - 06:05

  13. Statue of Atlas Will Stand Again Before Greek Temple in Sicily

    ... At a famous temple site in southern Italy, an ancient statue of Atlas will be restored to its original position. The statue of Atlas was discovered lying on the ground, as ... At a famous temple site in southern Italy, an ancient statue of Atlas will be restored to its original position. ...

    Ed Whelan - 14/10/2020 - 00:05

  14. Huge Statue of God Horus Found in Egyptian Temple

    An international team of archaeologists has found a massive statue of the god Horus, according to the Egyptian Ministry ... international team of archaeologists has found a massive statue of the god Horus , according to the Egyptian Ministry ... joint archaeological mission found the remarkable statue in the Kom al-Hetan area, which is rich in historic ...

    Ed Whelan - 22/12/2019 - 13:50

  15. The Colossus of Rhodes: Ancient Greek Mega Statue

    The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue of the sun god Helios that stood guard at the entrance ... At 33 meters high, it was the most ambitious and tallest statue of the Hellenistic period, but was toppled by an ... of the Ancient World, and the most ambitious and tallest statue of the Hellenistic period. The last of the seven ...

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

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

    ... and restraint which characterized ancient Egyptian art. Statue of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) ( CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ) The ... it from the waist up. Following its rupture, the statue was then reputed to sing every morning at dawn: a ... hearing it was reputed to bring, and the reputation of the statue’s oracular powers, travelled the length of the known ...

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

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

    ... 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. ... earthquake contributed to the temple’s ruination. The statue of Amenhotep III is in black granite and shows him ...

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

  18. 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 ... at the entrance of the ancient Assos site, in Turkey. The statue of Aristotle, known as the founder of the first ... arm was removed, while severe distortion was noted on the statue’s face as well. Archaeologists find 4,500-year-old ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 09/09/2020 - 16:51

  19. How Did an Enormous Statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh End Up Fragmented in a Mud Pit?

    ... of archaeologists have unearthed fragments of a gigantic statue, possibly portraying Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II, in ... of archaeologists have unearthed fragments of a gigantic statue, possibly portraying Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II, in ... a limestone bust of Seti II. A Pharaoh’s Colossal Statue Found in Pieces   Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 10/03/2017 - 22:56

  20. Extremely Rare Alabaster Statue of Queen Tiye Found in Egyptian Funerary Temple

    ... of archaeologists has uncovered a unique carved alabaster statue of Queen Tiye in Luxor, Egypt. The exciting find was ... Archaeological Institute. Impressive Carved Alabaster Statue of Queen Tiye Discovered An impressive statue, most likely of Queen Tiye, the grandmother of King ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 28/03/2017 - 13:57

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