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Riace Bronzes “too fragile” to be moved

 

 

A pair of Ancient Greek statues known as the Riace Bronze are “too fragile” to be moved. This was the conclusion of a committee of scientific experts appointed by the Cultural Heritage Ministry, which advised against the transport of the statues from their home in Calabria to Milan Expo 2015.
 After an examination of documentation available, the committee reported “various conservation problems in the sculptures,” citing “the presence of numerous and widespread micro-cracks and sealing problems from old welding that caused a weakening of the statues’ structural strength.”

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