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“The Many Facets of the Discobolus Sculpture” on BBC Radio 4

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Discobolus author Dr. Ian Jenkins is on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme discussing the ancient Greek sculpture, epitome of the Olympic spirit.

The Discobolus, which  which is back on display at the British Museum after four years, is a Roman copy of the bronze original from the 5th century BC and is one of the most famous images from the ancient Greek world.

You can listen to the programme here. For further information on Discoblus, from the British Museum Objects in Focus Series,  please visit the  British Museum shop online.

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