Nike of Samothrace replica in Alexandroupolis awaits transfer to home island in Greece

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Nike of Samothrace replica in Alexandroupolis awaits transfer to home island in GreeceA request to Louvre for the archives to construct two exact certified copies of the statue "was accepted on conditions"

An exact replica of the iconic marble sculpture of Nike of Samothrace, one of the most spectacular exhibits in the Museum of the Louvre, has been placed on the coastal avenue of Alexandroupolis temporarily, before it is transferred to the island of Samothrace in a few months' time, ANA reports.

After fruitless negotiations with Louvre for the return of the statue to Greece, vice-governor of Evros region Dimitris Petrovic told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA),  the late regional councellor George Pavlidis and himself requested two exact, 3D replicas from the Louvre. "The idea to ask the Louvre Museum for a 3D digitised archive in order to construct a faithful copy was born in 2012 when we visited the museum of Samothrace," Petrovic said, and the regional councillors found out that the copy of Nike showcased in the museum was of very poor quality.

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