Discus Thrower - Washington, D.C.
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N 38° 53.692 W 077° 02.785
18S E 322527 N 4307100
Quick Description: The Discus Thrower in Washington, D.C. is a replica of the famous Discobolus of Myron, a lost Greek bronze original that was completed circa 460-450 BC. The statue is located in Edward J. Kelly Park.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2010 4:49:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM81R3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lee-2
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Long Description:
The Discus Thrower is a sculpture of a nude male with a discus in his right hand held behind his back in preparation for throwing. He's bent over in a discus throwing stance.

From Wikimedia: "Discus Thrower, a replica of Discobolus, located at 22nd Street and Virginia Avenue, NW in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The sculpture was a gift from the Italian government for U.S. assistance in recovering pieces of art that were stolen during World War II."

The inscription on the front base of the statue is in Italian. Translated to English, it reads: "The Italians to the American people."

Where is original located?: Unknown/Lost.

Where is this replica located?: Washington, D.C.

Who created the original?: Myron

Internet Link about Original: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discobolus

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 460-450 BC

Visit Instructions:
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