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Stuck Inside Giant Stone Vagina Sculpture

3 years ago 395 Views No comments

Just like the warning label on the last step of a step ladder seems to defy common sense, the lack of one on a giant stone vagina sculpture was an exchange student's undoing. Firefighters have delivered a U.S. foreign exchange student from a giant stone vagina after the man became stuck when he crawled inside the campus art installation.

The Mysterious Plain of Jars

By E McCormick 4 years ago 353 Views No comments

Plain of Jars

Thousands of giant stone jars are scattered around the Xieng Khouang plain in Laos and form one of the most bizarre archaeological collections, appearing in clusters and ranging from a single jar to several hundred, on the lower foothills surrounding the central plain and upland valleys.

Excavation by Lao and Japanese archaeologists in the intervening years has supported the conclusion that these were funeral megaliths, with the discovery of human remains, burial goods and ceramics found in association with the stone jars. The Plain of Jars is dated to the Iron Age (500 BCE to 500 CE) and is one of the most fascinating and important sites for studying Southeast Asian prehistory.

Egyptian Sculpture Alive With Color

By Ed McCormick 4 years ago 327 Views No comments
Prof. Dr. Aly El-Sohby      With all the turmoil in Cairo these past weeks it is a good time to remind ourselves of the contributions that Egypt has made to art of sculpture. We are familiar with her great ancient works, but perhaps not so knowledge of present day state of the arts in Egypt. One of the more notable, prize winning sculptors is Prof. Dr. Aly El-Sohby. Dr. El-Sohby, is known for his intriguing colorful portraits and abstract pieces. We wanted to share some of his work here while we continue to hope that normalcy will prevail again soon.

Park Service Calls Lincoln Memorial Vandalism ‘Devastating'

By Ed McCormick 4 years ago 323 Views No comments
Lincoln Memorial Grren Paint       

At 10:13 a.m Friday, July 26th, a policeman began taking down the yellow crime-scene tape at the Lincoln Memorial, and a wave of visitors surged up the steps to see the damage.

The upper chamber, where the 120-ton statue of Abraham Lincoln has sat for 91 years, was still roped off. But the people could see the pale-green paint splattered on the left pant leg and the bottom of the frock coat.

Ancient Egyptian Statue Moves On Its Own, Curators At Manchester Museum Say

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 359 Views No comments
Egyptian Statue - Small    Don't go running to mummy just yet: the spooky movements of this Egyptian statue probably have a logical explanation, even if museum curators are in de-Nile about it.

Staff at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, England say the 4,000-year-old statue, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it, NDTV reports.