Posts Tagged ‘marble’

18th-Century Statue Has a Delicate Net Carved From a Single Slab of Marble—Check Out the Details

A marble statue carved in the 18th century has become world-renowned for an “impossible” feature: a delicately draping fisherman’s net with detailed knots, rendered by hand entirely from marble, that looks so authentic it could be the real thing. Il Disinganno, or “The Release from Deception,” is the magnum opus of the Genoese artist Francesco […]

Divers Recover a ‘Herculean’ Marble Head from the Antikythera Shipwreck

Until now most only associated the word “Antikythera” with an ancient computer.  Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

The Impossible Statue: The Marvelous Marble Net of Il Disinganno

​The impossible sculptural feats within the Sansevero Chapel Museum in Naples will take your breath away. Amongst them, the famed statue known as Il Disinganno, was carved out of one single block of marble. Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History Famous People Read Later 

Rare 1,800-Year-Old Marble Bathtub from Aphrodisias Rescued from Thieves

A raid by Turkish police on March 31, 2022 led to the recovery of a rare and valuable ancient artifact that was about to be sold by smugglers. In Turkey’s western or Aegean province of Aydin,  Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Two marble angels stolen from church in 1989 are returned to Italy

A British art collector has returned two 17th-century marble angels to Italy after learning that they were stolen. The winged “putti” were taken from the Saint Sebastian church in Guardia Sanframondi, northeast of Naples, in December 1989. The art collector bought the pair from a Neapolitan antique shop two decades ago but has now returned […]

Marble Head of Augustus Caesar Discovered Outside the Realm of Rome

A construction crew performing restoration work on historic walls in the Central Italian city of Isernia discovered something ancient and remarkable. It was a buried, sculpted marble head that had apparently been detached from a larger statue. The head was missing its nose, but other than that it was intact and in great condition. There […]

Ancient Roman Marble Used As A Step Is Worth Thousands

A carved Roman marble slab that was used as a step to mount a horse for twenty years is expected to fetch up to £15,000 ($20,400) at auction this February. The 25 inch (63.5 cm) high slab of marble was originally dug up two decades ago from an old garden rockery in the village of […]

A Plate of White Marble: A Woman’s Journey

“The house at Number 45 Shyambazar Street had its date of construction engraved right at the top of its façade. From this, it could be learnt that the house was not built in this century. If not a hundred, it was close to eighty-five years old. Thanks to the moist winds from the holy Ganges […]

Stolen Roman Marble Fragment Returned by Regretful Thief

Tourists from all over the world visit the Italian capital to see its remarkable Roman remains, such as the Colosseum. However, one tourist was so impressed with the ruins that she stole an ancient artifact from a Roman historical site. She has now returned the piece of Roman marble and apologized. Apparently, it was a […]

FLASHBACK: Wikileaks releases #Vault7 ‘Marble’ docs: Proof CIA disguises their attacks as Russian, Chinese, Arabic

     WikiLeaks’ latest batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, details CIA hacking tactics and how the agency can hamper forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to them. The tool was in use at the agency as recently as 2016. The third release, which contains 676 source code files for the agency’s secret anti-forensics […]

Marble Lips Are The Newest Makeup Trend Going Viral On Instagram

The new makeup trend is popping up all over Instagram with tons of different makeup artists marbling on their pout. Some are making a basic white and gray marble effect, while others are taking it to the next level with colors like purple or blue. Mastering the marble look may seem difficult, but it’s actually […]

Music listening habits tell about mental health

     Brain imaging reveals how neural responses to different types of music really affect the emotion regulation of individuals. The study proves that especially men who process negative feelings with music react negatively to aggressive and sad music. Emotion regulation is an essential component to mental health. Poor emotion regulation is associated with psychiatric mood […]

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