30 Unreal Discoveries Unearthed By Ordinary People

The Venus De Milo

#27 The Venus De Milo

According to historians, Venus de Milo was discovered on 8th April 1820 at Aegean island of Melos (Milos) by a farmer inside the ancient city ruins.

Olivier Voutier, an officer with the French navy saw a farmer digging in the ruins and noticed that he had unearthed the top half portion of a woman’s statue. The second half was also unearthed nearby with the farmer’s help.

Both the pieces of the statue were acquired by the French and presented to Louis XVIII in 1821. He further donated it to the Louvre Museum and it lives there even today. 

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