Statues

The Logic Puzzle You Can Only Solve with Your Brightest Friend - Facts So Romantic

You’ve been caught snooping around a spooky graveyard with your best friend. The caretaker, a bored old man fond of riddles (and not so fond of …

Black Memphis Leader Buys Park; Removes Confederate Statues

Two Confederate statues were removed in Memphis after a private group lead by a county commissioner purchased two parks, bringing new levels to the …

Racism

Down Goes Mayo! Statues Of Confederate Bozo Jefferson Davis And Ku Klown Klan Leader Removed In Memphis

<i>Image via Getty</i><p>Statues Of Racists Come Down In Memphis<p>The public displays of adoration for confederate President Jefferson Davis and KKK leader …

African-American Culture

Memphis removes statues of Confederate leaders after unanimous vote and private sale

Score one for history<p>Two Confederate statues were removed from a Memphis park on Wednesday night after city officials sold the area to a nonprofit group.<p>The Memphis City Council began the process of taking down the statues by selling Health Science Park and its easement on Fourth Bluff Park to a …

U.S. Politics

Memphis defies state ban to remove two Confederate statues

<b>Memphis has become the latest US city to remove Confederate monuments, taking down two of the statues overnight.</b><p>The likenesses of rebel leaders Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest were gone hours after the city sold them to a private group.<p>Earlier this month, Tennessee state denied the city …

Ku Klux Klan

Fox anchor: Taking down confederate statues is "history being erased"

From the December 21 edition of Fox News' <i>Fox & Friends</i>:<p>Loading the player reg...<p>JILLIAN MELE (ANCHOR): While you were sleeping, history being erased …

Liberal View

Top 10 Dazzling New Discoveries From Ancient Egypt

1. Slum Statues<p>In 2017, two statues were found in a Cairo slum. One was the upper half of a life-size man, and the other was a breathtaking colossus …

Egypt

Discovered ancient Buddha statues may have been hidden to avoid persecution

Archaeologists in Northwest China have unearthed dozens of statues they believe were hidden during a suppression of Buddhism nearly 1,500 years ago, …

News (China)

27 fragmented statues of lion goddess found in Egypt

An Egyptian-European mission has discovered 27 fragmented statues of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet across the Nile from Egypt's southern city of …

News (South Africa)

Vandals pour fake blood on statues at B.C. church

The latest in a string of acts of vandalism has the parishioners of a B.C. church worried.<p>Vandals poured fake blood over the statues of Jesus Christ …

Jesus

Pakistan: Ancient Buddha Statues Saved From Smugglers. Museum Then Dumps Them in the Trash

After five rare Buddha statues were recovered from smugglers in Pakistan, they were supposed to be displayed at the National Museum in Karachi, …

Archaeology

Here's a few closeups of the Sylvanas and Junkrat statues at BlizzCon

Both have had big years<p>When touring Blizzard's headquarters for the first time, I came across several giant statues that adorned the halls that …

How much are the world’s most famous statues actually worth? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In order to build the Statue of Liberty, collectors criss-crossed France to gather 2,250,000 (or $250,000 USD) Francs to fund the endeavor. That is …

Statue of Liberty

On Saints and Statues

Today’s post at Standing on My Head is about Saints and Statues The saints became role models only. Sure, modern Catholics still told the stories of …

History

Twitter Drags Trump for Bringing Confederate Statues, ‘Heritage’ Debate into Virginia Gov Election

There are a couple people on Twitter who are not impressed with <b>President Trump</b> endorsing someone because they’re on his side of the culture war about …

Elections

Our silent Civil War: Debate over statues didn’t come out of thin air

In history, suppressed memories, stories half-told or lied about, carry greater power for having been suppressed<p>Though the first sudden and unexpected crisis of Civil War monuments has passed, communities across the North and South will struggle for months and years to confront the hundreds that …

Culture

Jizō: Protector of the Kanmangafuchi Abyss

Discover the intriguing tale of Jizō, the benevolent caretaker of the unborn - beloved in Japan, this deity is all heart.

Culture

Kentucky city moving 2 Confederate statues from courthouse

Workers in Lexington, Kentucky, moved two Confederate statues after the local County Council voted to remove them from the area outside a former …

Kentucky

Dublin's Statues Will Now Call Your Cell Phone

Forget texting. Oscar Wilde and James Joyce are calling.<p>Ten of Dublin's most famous landmarks have been given the gift of speech, thanks to Fáilte Ireland's new tourism initiative titled "Dublin’s Talking Statues." The project allows tourists to answer calls on their smartphones from Oscar Wilde, …

Oscar Wilde

Let's Talk Statues

What should we do with all these bad, ugly statues of Confederate soldiers and officers, scattered around the country? Easy: We should take them down.<p>…

Liberal View

John Oliver Has A Message For Anyone Still Trying To Defend Confederate Statues

He also some ideas on how to replace these pro-slavery monuments.<p>Confederate statues continue to be a hot-button topic in many Southern communities, with those who support the monuments often insisting that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery.<p>John Oliver spent his Sunday night program explaining why …

John Oliver

Stephen Colbert helps John Oliver explain why Confederate statues should be replaced

Sunday night, John Oliver became the first late-night host to address the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, but the Brit left …

Celebrity News

NYCC Exclusive Winter Gear Spider-Man Statue Is Cool, Cold

Wears a scarf, any size, catches villains, just like ice, oh yeah.<p>Folks in the northern hemisphere are getting ready for the onslaught of winter, and …

Comics

Antikythera Shipwreck Excavation Recovers Priceless Bronze Arm From Ancient Greek Wreckage

A little over two weeks of diving in September turned up a bronze statue arm, other statue fragments, pottery and ship fragments that have sat at the …

Archaeology

Rich ancient shipwreck off Greece yields more bronze statues

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Culture Ministry says archaeologists revisiting one of the most famous shipwrecks of ancient times off southern Greece have found fragments of bronze statues and a section of the wooden hull.<p>A ministry statement says divers raised a complete arm and a section of …

Archaeology

Ancient Egypt: Mysterious Statues Of Sphinx And Pharaonic God Of Death Thousands Of Years Old Uncovered

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered dozens of statues of Pharaonic gods, including Osiris, left in burial pits for thousands of years.<p>In a recent …

Archaeology

How Israel Got It Right On Monuments

On Tel Aviv’s Frishman Beach stands a statue of Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion — on its head. Wearing only blue briefs branded ‘Tel …

History

Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia!

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:<p><b>Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia!</b><p>Pop quiz, Virginians: Find the …

Conservative View

Finding peace amongst calamity

Jizō or Kshitigarbha statues are a unique part of Japanese culture,standing quietly around temples or cemeteries like little beings — tiny guardians …

Lego

Statues: an editorial response

Altmetric: 170<p>More detail<p>Correspondence<p>Philip Campbell<p>Ethics<br>• History<br>• Politics<br>• Society<p>In the 7 September issue of <i>Nature</i>, we published an Editorial that …