Thursday, December 13, 2018

A film on the Apollo of Gaza

STATUARY CINEMA: The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza's Sea. Discovered by a fisherman, the statue garnered world renown before being confiscated by Hamas. The film 'The Apollo of Gaza' raises fascinating questions on the origins and fate of the sculpture (Nir Hasson, Haaretz premium). There isn't a great deal of news about the fate of the statue in this film. Hamas still has it and it has not been seen since they seized it in 2013. But apparently the film does claim to show that forging it would not have been difficult, if enough bronze could be had.

Background on the Apollo of Gaza is here and links.

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