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La Bocca Della Verita

La Bocca Della Verita

Rome is known as the eternal city, and with due cause. It is home to the Roman culture and the many ruins, artifacts, and pieces of art left behind. Considering the sheer amount of time that these many objects have endured, it is not surprising that most of them have undergone some sort of conservation or restoration during their lifespan. Among these items is the famed Bocca Della Verita found within the portico of the church of Santa Maria in…

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The Horses of Saint Marks

The Horses of Saint Marks

The four horses that now stand just inside of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice have a long and varied history across the European continent. Dating back to classical antiquity, they have stood as a prime example of empirical looted art and have been associated with four separate empires. Starting with Constantinople, and the Eastern Roman Empire, which later turned into the Byzantine Empire, they were later taken in the13th century, when the Venetians sacked the city and placed them at…

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