Friday, November 7, 2014

Tripoli Statue Disappearance

A beloved landmark by Italian artist Angiolo Vannetti, “Gazelle and the Beauty,” that stood in a fountain in the center of Tripoli, Libya for more than 80 years was removed sometime during the evening of November 3 and the early hours of November 4. Though the cause of its disappearance is unknown, many suspect Islamist militants removed the bronze statue of a nude woman petting a gazelle, BBC News reports. The statue was struck by a rocket in August. Reports indicate that the sculpture was crudely removed with the use of a mechanical digger without any warning....



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