The ancient warriors return home after four years away

Dec 23, 2013 846

2014 is the year to see the Riace Bronzes: the ancient bronzes made their return to Reggio Calabria's National Archaeological Museum on December 6th, and will soon be on view to the public (official date as yet unannounced).

The Riace Bronzes are two bronze Greek-style statues slightly over 6 ft tall (205 cm and 198 cm), of either Greek, Magna Graecian or early Sicilian origin, dating back to the 5th Century B.C. The statues were found in excellent condition at the bottom of the sea in August, 1972, when they stimulated international enthusiasm, as well as a frenzy of research on their identities and creators.

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