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Off-Duty Cops Antiquing in
Brussels Make Quite a Find
Apr 14, 2021 10:50 AM CDT
Off-Duty Cops Antiquing in Brussels Make Quite a Find
Roman statue worth $120K had been stolen from Italy nearly a decade ago
- Two Italian police officers on assignment in Belgium were exploring some of Brussels' antique shops after work when they discovered a $120,000 Roman statue, stolen from Italy nearly a decade ago. The statue of a headless Roman in a draped toga struck the men as suspicious. As members of...
Cops: Man Tried
to Illegally Sell
of Art' for $120K
Mar 20, 2021 5:30 AM CDT
Cops: Man Tried to Illegally Sell 'Exceptional Work of Art' for $120K
Greek police believe 5th-century BC statue was taken from temple on or near Acropolis
- A man has been arrested on suspicion of antiquities smuggling for trying to sell an ancient marble statue of "exceptional artwork" that once likely adorned a temple on Athens' famed Acropolis or the slopes around it, Greek authorities said Friday. Police said the fifth-century BC statue was recovered following...
Is for Sale
Feb 28, 2021 12:10 PM CST
Imported Gold Trump Is for Sale at CPAC
Mexican-made statue sparks Old Testament comparisons
- The breakout star at the Conservative Political Action Conference taking place in Orlando is from Mexico. A gold, 200-pound statue of former President Trump has drawn a selfie-taking crowd since it arrived in a hotel lobby Thursday evening, CNN reports. As popular as it is, there's been a backlash...
Boston Takes Down
a Lincoln Statue
Dec 29, 2020 1:26 PM CST
Boston Takes Down a Lincoln Statue
Also features a kneeling slave, and critics called it demeaning
- A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet has been removed from its perch in downtown Boston. Workers removed the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, early Tuesday from a park where it had stood since...
This Restoration Didn't Go Well
Nov 15, 2020 2:30 PM CST
This Restoration Didn't Go Well
Before-and-after photos are a sight to behold
- Whoever did this must be lying low about now. A sculpture of a smiling woman in Spain looks more like a cartoon character after an unidentified art restorer got to work on her, CBS News reports. A local artist in Palencia, Spain, posted before-and-after images of the statue, which adorns...
Exorcism Performed Where
Statue Came Down in California
Oct 18, 2020 6:00 AM CDT
Exorcism Performed Where Statue Came Down in California
The archbishop of San Francisco said prayers in Latin
- The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the ritual before some 150...
Say Hello to
Sep 16, 2020 9:04 AM CDT
Say Hello to Slovenia's New Tribute to Melania
Torched wooden statue of first lady replaced with bronze near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia
- Same stump, slightly different first lady. After an arson attack "conceptualized as criticism" of President Trump, a wooden statue of Melania Trump burned down near her hometown in Slovenia on the Fourth of July has been replaced with a sturdier bronze version, according to one of the artists who...
Fit for a King
Sep 3, 2020 9:25 AM CDT
Boseman to Be Honored With Statue Fit for a King
More than 50K sign petition in the hope that it'll replace a Confederate monument
- Less than a week after Chadwick Boseman's death , work is underway to get the
star his own statue. Boseman's hometown of Anderson, SC, is finalizing a plan for a permanent public statue. TMZ cites a rep for Mayor Terence Roberts as saying it will likely take...
Tourist Snaps Toes Off
Aug 5, 2020 1:47 PM CDT
Tourist Snaps Toes Off 200-Year-Old Statue
He posed for photo with Canova sculpture
- A statue of Napoleon's sister in an Italian museum lost three toes in an unfortunate encounter with an Austrian tourist. Police say the man broke off from his tour group so his wife could take a photo of him "sprawled over" the plaster cast model of Pauline Bonaparte...
Japan Has Big Issue With
Statue of a Kneeling Man
Jul 29, 2020 10:35 AM CDT
Japan Has Big Issue With Statue of a Kneeling Man
Tokyo questions whether bronze figure in South Korean garden represents Shinzo Abe
- A pair of new statues in South Korea of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing a victim of sexual slavery by Japan's wartime military is the latest subject of diplomatic sensitivity between the countries, with Tokyo's government spokesperson questioning whether the male figure represents the...
Activist's Statue Only
Lasts for 24 Hours
Jul 16, 2020 11:17 AM CDT
Activist's Statue Only Lasts for 24 Hours
The city of Bristol removes 'A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)'
- First, a slave trader. Then a black activist. Now a pedestal in Bristol, England is empty again after the city took down the activist's statue on Thursday morning, Sky News reports. "This morning we removed the sculpture," the City Council said in a statement. "It will...
Statue Came Down,
This Went Up
Jul 15, 2020 8:04 AM CDT
After Slaver's Statue Came Down, This Went Up
Statue of Black Lives Matter protester erected in Bristol, England
- A plinth that held the statue of a 17th-century slave trader before it was toppled last month now holds a statue of one of the people who helped bring it down. Jen Reid, a Black Lives Matter protester, was photographed standing on the plinth with her fist raised after Edward...
Melania Trump Statue
Was Torched on July 4
Jul 9, 2020 3:10 AM CDT
Melania Trump Statue Was Torched on July 4
It was erected in her hometown a year ago
- A chainsaw-carved statue of Melania Trump in her hometown in Slovenia went up in flames on Independence Day. American artist Brad Downey, who commissioned local folk artist Alex Zupevc to carve the statue from a tree trunk, says he had the blackened remains removed after the fire and has filed...
City Named for
Andrew Jackson Will
Remove His Statue
Jul 8, 2020 8:03 AM CDT
City Named for Andrew Jackson Will Remove His Statue
Jackson, Miss., mayor says former president was 'brutal owner of enslaved people'
- Jackson, Miss., has voted to remove a statue of namesake Andrew Jackson from City Hall. City council approved the relocation of the former slave-owning president's statue in a 5-1 vote on Tuesday, reports the
. "While removing a statue does little to change our condition as oppressed...
Statue of a
Jun 24, 2020 11:45 AM CDT
Overnight Crew Begins Sawing Statue of a Former VP
Charleston's statue of John C. Calhoun will be relocated
- A former vice president is about to fall. Early Wednesday, a crew began removing a statue of John C. Calhoun, a defender of slavery who served as the seventh US vice president from 1825 to 1832, from its pedestal in Charleston, SC, following a Tuesday city council vote. The council...
After a Night of Upheaval, Enter
the Wisconsin National Guard
Jun 24, 2020 10:45 AM CDT
After a Night of Upheaval, Enter the Wisconsin National Guard
Move follows fire, vandalism, violence in Madison
- Gov. Tony Evers says he's preparing to activate the Wisconsin National Guard after a night of unrest in Madison that included an assault on a state senator. It was apparently triggered by the arrest of a protest organizer. A video shows Devonere Johnson, a black man who also goes...
Thomas Jefferson Goes
Down in Latest Statue Removal
Jun 15, 2020 8:03 AM CDT
Thomas Jefferson Goes Down in Latest Statue Removal
It happened in Portland, Ore., as a peaceful march took place nearby
- Statues around the country of Confederate leaders and Christopher Columbus are meeting their demise, and now a stone tribute to the third president of the United States has found a similar fate in front of a high school in Portland, Ore. Per the
, the statue of Thomas Jefferson in...
This Time, Statue Topplers
Take Down the 'President'
Jun 11, 2020 6:44 AM CDT
This Time, Statue Topplers Take Down the 'President'
Protesters tear down statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy
- A statue of Jefferson Davis was torn down along the famed Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday night. The statue of the president of the Confederacy was toppled shortly before 11pm and was left lying on the ground in the middle of an intersection, news outlets reported. Richmond police...
Jun 3, 2020 11:50 AM CDT
Goodbye to Controversial Philly Statue
Statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo, accused of discriminating against minorities, taken down
- Workers removed the statue early Wednesday of controversial former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, which was recently defaced during a protest following George Floyd's death. As National Guard troops deployed in the wake of recent protests watched, a crane lifted the 10-foot-tall bronze statue, and workers shook it from its...
Angry Fans Topple
Soccer Star's Statue
Jan 6, 2020 8:39 AM CST
Angry Fans Topple Soccer Star's Statue
Fans of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boyhood club in Sweden aren't happy with him
- A soccer player with AC Milan isn't so popular anymore with fans of the club he originally played for, and they've taken it out once more on the sculpture erected for him. The BBC reports a nearly 12-foot-tall bronze statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo, Sweden, was toppled...
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