The Laocoon: Archaeological Fake?
One prominent scholar now maintains that the Laocoon, the famous ancient Greek sculptural masterpiece depicting a priest and his sons struggling with a sea snake, is a forgery. It is not just any forgery, however. According to the scholar's claims, the forger was the famous renaissance artist Michelangelo. The sculpture is said to have been created by the ancient Greeks or Romans between the 4th Century B.C. and the 2nd Century A.D., and subsequently excavated in 1506.
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