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The Sea Gives Up Its Dead [Oct. 4th, 2017|01:46 pm]
Tony Grist
 Archaeologists working on the Antikythera shipwreck- which- over the past century- has yielded all sorts of treasures including bronze statues and  an ancient Greek computer- say they have detected at least seven and perhaps as many as nine more statues on the seabed. Classical bronzes are extraordinarily rare...

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-10-04 02:59 pm (UTC)
What a find this will be! I wonder if deteriorated bronze can be restored...of course, leaving it as is would not be a bad thing either.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-10-04 03:52 pm (UTC)
Bronze seems to do pretty well in salt water- better than marble does. The bronzes they found at Antikythera at the beginning of the 20th century- the ephebe and the philosopher's head- are in very good shape. The arm they've just found has encrustations but looks as though it'll clean up very nicely.
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