The Laocoön group – ca. 1957 – 2009

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The ancient Roman sculptural group Laocoön and His Sons, in the Vatican Museums, Rome. The 'then' image is a Vatican archive photograph showing the group with 16th century 'restoration' (including fig leaves), before being restored to its earlier condition in 1957. The 'now' image was taken in 2009.