After five years in storage, the Riace Bronzes are back on display at the Museo Archeologico di Reggio Calabria. The museum’s renovation, however, is ongoing. Made in Greece around 450 BCE, the bronzes were exported to the Italian peninsula but never arrived at their destination. Their loss at sea proved to be a boon for classical archaeology, as they are rare survivors of a medium known to have dominated ancient visual culture. Most ancient bronzes were melted down, but the Riace warriors were safe on the sea bed until their discovery by divers in 1972.
i love people responding to their pets’ noises with ‘i know’
—Netflix would be by far the best dating site. “Here are 9 other singles in your area who have also watched Breaking Bad for 12 straight hours”
Energy, resilience, forgiveness and love at the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014.
It is not just the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam that have secured America’s bloodthirsty reputation. It is a long history of secretive and illegal coups starting in 1953 in Iran. The “overwhelming evidence” that President Barack Obama has produced that shows Russian President Vladimir Putin is using dirty tactics in eastern Ukraine is nothing the United States hasn’t done before. It’s the stench of hypocrisy that is overwhelming.
My cousin is always watching Everybody Loves Raymond in the other room while I’m on the computer. I always hear Raymond’s voice. His deep, throaty voice, like a hungover toad. It’s very unique. Sometimes I continue to hear the thick grog of Ray Romano long after the television is off. Ray tells me things. Ray tells me horrible, horrible things. And I listen.