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Venus de Milo

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Another famous goddess, and one of the most sought out masterpieces in the Louvre.


The Venus de Milo is an ancient marble Greek statue discovered on the Greek island of Milo in 1820 and is located on the first floor, room 12.  Aphrodite was her Greek name, the Romans called her Venus.  She is approximately 2100 years old.  Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love. 

Do you think that her dress slipped because she had no arms to hold it up with?  In fact, she used to have arms, but no one knows what position they were in.  Can you figure it out?  Many people think that her right arm was across her body and her left arm was raised.  Try it out.