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« on: May 02, 2021, 05:04:39 am »


The huge statue of Constantine the Great at Capitoline Museums in Rome has been reunited with its missing finger after centuries. The 38cm-long bronze index finger, miss identified as a toe for some time at Louvre in Paris, was recognized as a part of a finger in 2018. It has now been reattached to the remaining hand of the statue.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/29/giant-statue-roman-emperor-constantine-reunited-with-long-lost-finger


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 06:11:18 am »

A couple of days ago the Capitoline Museum web site had a related picture with an Instagram link which may have had a picture of the hand with reattached finger. I don't have an Instagram account, so the link didn't work for me.

Perhaps someone who has Instagram could see if they did post a picture of it:

https://www.instagram.com/museiincomuneroma

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 07:14:09 am »

Hi Ben.

This is what I could find.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9528815/Archaeology-Statue-Roman-emperor-Constantine-Great-reunited-digit-missing-500-years.html




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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 07:25:43 am »

That's great - thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 03:17:16 pm »

How could you mistake that as a toe?  Who is curating this exhibit?  Mr. Magoo?
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 06:53:53 am »

It could be a toe.

Off a statue of King Julian, of the Lemurs......

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