Ancient Greece: The Winged Victory Of Samothrace

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The topic I chose is the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The most famous monument of Samothrace- and one of the earliest discoveries- is the great Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace. It was discovered in April 1863 by a French expedition led by archaeologist Charles Champoiseau. The Victory stands about 8 feet tall by herself, but with the ship prow, the statue stands at a little over 18 feet tall. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is thought to have been created around 200-190 BC. The Victory is made from Parian marble and the ship pedestal is made from gray Lartos marble. For the ancient Greeks, the goddess Nike represented the personification of victory. In the case of this particular work of art, there are many
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