Venus De Milo: Disarming Beauty

From The History Guy.

From the THG Archive: When a Greek peasant found a sculpture on the island of Milos, France saw a chance to regain lost glory. The History Guy remembers how the ghost of Napoleon helped to turn the armless beauty called the Venus de Milo into one of the most recognized sculptures on earth.

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