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The Riace Bronzes are termed "A" and "B". where Riace Warrior A is thought to be a depiction of a younger man than that of Riace Warrior B. They were found by a tourist on a scuba diving vacation, on August 16, 1972, perhaps at the site of a shipwreck, off the coast of Riace, near Reggio Calabria. The bronzes are on display in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio Calabria, Italy.



The Bronzi di Riace are two more than life size Greek bronzes of nude bearded hoplites (Greek warriors), cast about 460-430 BC.

Bronzi di Riaci.

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