JULIET RAYNER
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One of the Riace Bronzes emerging from the sea, 40 years ago. The Riace bronzes were discovered August 16, 1972. The classical Greek statues were spotted partly buried in the sand by a snorkeler, Stefano Mariottini, about 300 meters off the cost of Riace, near Reggio Calabria, Italy. They came out of the sea four days later, and are housed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

One of the two Riace Bronzes discovered by an amateur scuba diver is brought out of the Ionian sea. August 1972 40 Historical Photos, 10 of which will Drop your Jaw!

Golden necklace with pendants in the form of acorns with granules decor, Greek, 5th century B.C.

(LOOK ACORNS) Golden necklace with pendants in the form of acorns with granules decor, Greek, century B.

Fluted ring from the Aigina treasure, Minoan, about 1850-1550 BC  From Aigina, Aegean Sea. The Aigina treasure includes five gold rings. Four of them, inlaid with lapis lazuli, are among the most technically skillful elements in the Aigina treasure. Lapis lazuli is a rare and precious stone and came to Crete via a long trade route from Afghanistan.

Fluted ring inlaid with lapis lazuli. From the Aigina treasure, Minoan, about BC. Lapis lazuli is a rare and precious stone and came to Crete via a long trade route from Afghanistan.