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Post  AgathonZante on Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:18 pm

How would one properly dispose of a statue of a Greek God that has been damaged beyond repair?

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Post  Erodius on Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:02 pm

AgathonZante wrote:How would one properly dispose of a statue of a Greek God that has been damaged beyond repair?

Depends on the material. Historically, if it were made of something valuable – some sort of metal – it would very likely be melted down and re-cast into something else. If made of clay, stone or wood, it would likely have been buried.

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Re: Damaged Statues

Post  Thrasyvoulos on Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:34 am

Erodius wrote:
AgathonZante wrote:How would one properly dispose of a statue of a Greek God that has been damaged beyond repair?

Depends on the material. Historically, if it were made of something valuable – some sort of metal – it would very likely be melted down and re-cast into something else. If made of clay, stone or wood, it would likely have been buried.

If it were something combustible, like wood, I would, personally, be inclined to burn it in a sacrificial fire, the ash being deposited in soil. Things such as clay could be ground up and placed in soil, but I'm not sure if that would be beneficial to plant life.

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