The checked leggings on remnants of a Roman statue might be the first ever depiction of tartan according to experts. The bronze statue of the Emperor Caracalla found in North Africa includes a small figure of a Caledonian warrior wearing what appears to be tartan trews. The statue is believed to have stood above an archway in the Moroccan city of Volubilis. Septimius Severus, Caracalla’s father, led massive military campaigns into Scotland during the 3rd century and the figure is thought to be a captive from one of these campaigns.
On the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attack (26th of November) that left 166 people dead and over 300 injured a statue of hero Sandeep Unnikrishnan was unveiled in Bangalore. Sandeep (31) was killed in action while fighting terrorists inside the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. His last words were to his men “Do not come up, I will handle them”. His father a retired ISRO officer said during the unveiling ceremony that his family was living an aimless life after their son’s death and haven’t celebrated any festivals for the last four years.
Christo, the artist best known for wrapping up famous landmarks like the Reichstag, is about to create the world’s biggest and most expensive permanent sculpture in Abu Dhabi. The estimated construction cost for the 150 high flat topped pyramid made up of 410,000 multicoloured oil barrels will be $340m (£212m).
What could they possible place in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford, you may well ask? Well, how about a nine-foot (2.75-metre) bronze statue of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson? Yes the statue was unveiled this week. Alex Ferguson is the English Premier League’s most successful manager with 12 titles.
And what did the man himself have to say about the statue…”Normally people die before they see their statue – I’m outliving death,”
The statue of Abraham Lincoln in Florida has a nice new hole in it, thanks to a naughty little kitten. Somehow the three week old devil managed to find its way inside the statue, forcing rescuers to drill a hole into the sculpture to rescue him. LOLcat.
The best way to shut down central London for several hours is to climb up onto the statue of the Duke of Cambridge stark naked. Works everytime.