Greece 2009, Milos and The Plaka

Milos Plaka Pot

To lose a work of art is unfortunate but to lose three is careless and the island of Milos has the distinction of being famous for just that.  The statue of the Greek God Asclepius has been taken away to the British Museum (not Lord Elgin this time), Poseidon is in Athens but the most famous of all is the statue of Aphrodite, or the Venus de Milo, which has been taken away to the Louvre in Paris.  All over the island archaeologists still search for the missing arms but it is unlikely that they will ever be found.

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