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New Kobe Bryant Statue Has a Bit of a Problem
Apparently No One
Proofread This
Kobe Bryant Statue

Apparently No One Proofread This Kobe Bryant Statue

LA Lakers say they'll fix the 3 typos found on the bronze structure outside Arena

(Newser) - A 4,000-pound bronze statue of late Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was unveiled last month outside of LA's Arena, showing the NBA legend walking off the court in his No. 8 jersey after scoring 81 points in a 2006 game against the Toronto Raptors. Now,...

Emperor Constantine Towers Over Rome Once More

Replica of an ancient statue, recreated from original fragments, is unveiled

(Newser) - An imposing statue of the 4th-century Roman Emperor Constantine, which had broken apart in the 1,700 years since its creation, has been resurrected. A replica of the original statue, standing some 43 feet tall, was publicly unveiled Tuesday in the gardens of Rome's Capitoline Museums, "just around...

Judge Wants Hearing Before Arlington Statue Comes Down

Republican lawmakers object to removal of Confederate monument

(Newser) - This file has been updated with the judge's order. A temporary restraining order is blocking the removal of a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, at least until a court hearing considers the issue. US District Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. made the decision Monday in...

Museum's Rodin Statue Goes Missing
Museum's Rodin
Statue Goes Missing

Museum's Rodin Statue Goes Missing

The sculpture is part of artist's Les Bourgeois de Calais group

(Newser) - A Rodin sculpture has somehow vanished in Scotland, according to the Glasgow Museums. Officials at the city's museums say a statue by Auguste Rodin, part of the French sculptor's Les Bourgeois de Calais group, was last exhibited in 1949. In the intervening three-quarters of a century, it has...

Confederate Statues Aren't the Only Ones Coming Down

Homage to late German cardinal comes down days after new sex-abuse allegations

(Newser) - Confederate statues aren't the only ones being taken down: A statue of a deceased German cardinal was removed from its perch outside Essen Cathedral in western Germany on Monday, reports the AP , days after allegations of sexual abuse decades ago became public. The accusations against Cardinal Franz Hengsbach,...

NY Authorities Seize Statue at Cleveland Museum

Ancient statue was allegedly looted from archaeological site in Turkey

(Newser) - The star attraction of the Cleveland Museum of Art's ancient Roman collection is now in the custody of New York authorities. The New York District Attorney's office says a 6-foot-4 headless bronze statue believed to represent emperor Marcus Aurelius has been "seized in place" under a state...

Ukraine Pulls Soviet Emblem
Ukraine Pulls Soviet Emblem

Ukraine Pulls Soviet Emblem

Kyiv museum proclaims change in coat of arms as representative of a 'sovereign, independent' nation

(Newser) - Ukraine on Sunday replaced the Soviet emblem that once adorned one of the nation's most recognizable landmarks with the country's coat of arms. The symbolic move is part of a wider shift throughout Ukraine to reclaim the country's cultural identity from the Soviet past after Russia's...

Struck by Lightning, Ancient Hercules Is Reborn

Vatican experts are restoring this statue to its former glory

(Newser) - Scaffolding in a niche of the Vatican Museums' Round Hall conceals from view the work of restorers who are removing centuries of grime from the largest known bronze statue of the ancient world: the gilded Hercules Mastai Righetti. For more than 150 years, the 13-foot-tall figure of the half-human Roman...

Homage to Meat-Packing Magnate Is Beheaded

Charles Swanston was an early Sacramento pioneer and settler

(Newser) - The statue of a 19th-century Northern California rancher and meat-packing magnate was decapitated earlier this week, leaving investigators in the state's capital city scratching their heads to find a motive behind the vandalism. Tipsters could receive a $1,000 reward for information about what befell the nearly century-old granite...

This Bust Is About to Get Booted From US Capitol

House passes legislation to remove head of SCOTUS justice who wrote Dred Scott ruling

(Newser) - The House passed legislation Wednesday that calls for removing from the Capitol a bust of the US Supreme Court justice who wrote the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision that held African Americans weren't citizens. The bust of Roger B. Taney, the nation's fifth chief justice, sits inside the...

Prohibition-Era Message Found in Statue's Base

Stonecutter apologizes for not leaving bottle of brandy

(Newser) - Workers removing the base of a statue in front of the provincial legislature building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, found a bottle placed there 101 years earlier—with a note inside apologizing for the fact that it didn't contain brandy. The note, dated July 30, 1921, said, "On account of...

Emmett Till Takes His Place in Greenwood
City Unveils
Emmett Till

City Unveils Emmett Till Statue

Applause, tears greet tribute to 1955 Mississippi lynching victim

(Newser) - Hundreds of people applauded—and some wiped away tears—as a Mississippi community unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, not far from where white men kidnapped and killed the Black teenager over accusations he had flirted with a white woman in a country store. "Change has...

1.8K-Year-Old Hercules Statue Unearthed From 'Small Rome'

Statue of the demigod unearthed in ancient Greek metropolis of Philippi

(Newser) - A larger-than-life statue of the mythical hero Hercules has been discovered hiding in the ancient Greek metropolis of Philippi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Researchers with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki uncovered the classical statue, dating back 1,800 years to the Roman period, during excavations on a main street...

Amid 100 Statues at Capitol, She's the 11th Woman

Statue of Kansas-born aviator Amelia Earhart unveiled at US Capitol's Statuary Hall

(Newser) - A statue of Amelia Earhart—the famed aviator who became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932—was unveiled at the US Capitol on Wednesday, where it will serve as "an inspiration for all," said Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. The 7-foot-tall bronze statue is...

Egging of Thatcher Statue Begins Quickly in Hometown

Memorial to prime ministers renews debate about her legacy

(Newser) - A new statue of Margaret Thatcher stood for not two hours Sunday in the former UK prime minister's hometown before the first egg was thrown. A man at a temporary fence began pelting the statue in Grantham, emitting a shout when one hit its target. The statue's reception...

Grim End to Stolen Statue of Famed Native American

Statue of ballerina Marjorie Tallchief appears to have been cut down, sold for scrap for $266

(Newser) - A bronze statue of Native American ballerina Marjorie Tallchief, stolen last week from the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, appears to have been cut into pieces and sold as scrap metal. Pieces of the statue—one of five outdoor statues depicting famous Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma known as the...

For Easter Island Head, a 'Profoundly Significant' Move

Moai held at Chile's national museum since 1878 to rejoin the Rapa Nui on Easter Island

(Newser) - A century and a half after it was removed from Easter Island, a giant moai is about to head home. The 1,500-pound moai statue housed at Chile's National Museum of Natural History since 1878 will next week begin a five-day journey back to Easter Island , a Chilean territory,...

'Height Is Power,' and So Statue of Roosevelt Will Go
of Roosevelt

Removal of Roosevelt Statue Begins

It has stood outside NYC's American Museum of Natural History since 1940

(Newser) - Update: The upper half of the bronze Theodore Roosevelt outside a New York museum was removed by crane early Wednesday, after years of public debate. The rest of the monument, which is now surrounded by a tarp, will be taken away a bit at a time throughout the week before...

Man Hammers Away at Statue by Pedophile

It was revealed decades after his death that Eric Gill abused his daughters, the family dog

(Newser) - That a controversial statue was attacked isn't a novel occurrence these days, but what makes the Wednesday incident outside the BBC's Broadcasting House less typical is why the statue raised ire. The AP reports a man allegedly propped up a ladder in order to reach the 10-foot-tall sculpture...

Charlottesville Makes a Call on Its Robert E. Lee Statue

Monument will be melted down to be made into arts project by local nonprofit

(Newser) - It hasn't been clear what would happen to Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue, after it was hoisted off its stone pedestal in July, but the City Council has now made its decision: A local Black-led nonprofit will melt down the controversial Confederate monument and turn it into a...

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