Scorpio Quote Of The Day

Oct 29, 2008

The Farnese Atlas

Scorpio sign is covered by the left hand of Atlas, but all the other signs appear clearly on the Farnese Atlas, which is kept at the Museo Archaeologico Nazionale in Naples, Italy. It is a Roman marble statue depicting 41 ancient Greek constellations, which are shown in relief. The diameter of the globe is 65 cm. Art historians date the statue to the second century C.E., but actually it is a Roman copy from a much earlier Greek original. 

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