Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo

Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo

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In the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was digging for marble building blocks when he unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. From the moment of its discovery a battle for possession ensued and was won, eventually, by the French. Touted by her keepers in the Louvre as the great classical find of the era, the sculpture gained instant celebrity–and yet its origins had yet to be documented or verified.… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (July 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 3.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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