Laocoön

Laocoön

In 1506, more than a 1000 year old statue was unearthed. The main figure, Laocoön, was missing an arm. The pope commissioned a contest to find who would recreate the missing arm best. Michelangelo's version lost. In 1906, the original arm was found and it had nearly the exact same pose Michelangelo had sculpted.

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