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Italian art experts accused of censoring phallic fresco
The Telegraph ^ | Monday 22 August 2011

Posted on 08/22/2011 2:54:17 PM PDT by woofie

Italian art experts who restored a cryptic medieval fresco depicting a tree of fertility have been accused of censoring the work by painting over the numerous phalluses which dangle from its boughs.

The unusual 13th century Tree of Fertility fresco was discovered by chance a decade ago in the Tuscan town of Massa Marittima and has recently been subjected to a three-year restoration.

The experts who carried out the restoration have been accused of sanitizing the mural by scrubbing out or altering some of the testicles, which hang from the tree's branches along with around 25 phalluses. "Many parts of the work seem to have been arbitrarily repainted," said Gabriele Galeotti, a town councillor who has called for an investigation after seeing the finished work.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ggg; godsgravesglyphs; godsgravesgyphs; napl; painting
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1 posted on 08/22/2011 2:54:23 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Mamma Mia


2 posted on 08/22/2011 2:55:06 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Somebody hacked my tree!

3 posted on 08/22/2011 2:56:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: woofie

whatsa matta fa you!!!


4 posted on 08/22/2011 2:58:39 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: woofie

Is that a pic with or without the symbols? [Sorry if it’s a dumb question, but I can’t tell.]


5 posted on 08/22/2011 2:58:50 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

I assume its after the resto but I really dont know


6 posted on 08/22/2011 3:00:27 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

You no likka fruit???


7 posted on 08/22/2011 3:00:42 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Fantasywriter

That’s not a dumb question... I am looking at the picture and can’t see one.. uh, phallic symbol. I think it is the “scrubbed” tree.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 3:00:50 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: woofie

9 posted on 08/22/2011 3:01:30 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: woofie; momtothree

Not that I’m recommending it, but if you magnify the image a bit, the um...symbols, are all over the place.

Fwiw.


10 posted on 08/22/2011 3:02:56 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: woofie

So many nuts ... but I don’t see any squirrels.


11 posted on 08/22/2011 3:04:30 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: woofie
Leaves are phallic symbols?
12 posted on 08/22/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by svcw
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To: allmendream

The last chapter deals with 150 million people bowing down to that dick in the white hut.


13 posted on 08/22/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by bigheadfred (The world needs wannabees)
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To: woofie

I’ve seen this before. That looks like the original.


14 posted on 08/22/2011 3:06:37 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Fantasywriter

Really? I need to have my eyes checked. Well... it isn’t a picture that I would hang in my living room but to each his own. LOL!


15 posted on 08/22/2011 3:08:23 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Winstons Julia
So many nuts ... but I don’t see any squirrels.

What about the chip Monks under the tree??

16 posted on 08/22/2011 3:09:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred (The world needs wannabees)
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To: momtothree

Not that I’m actually *looking* for them, you understand, but offhand I count between thirteen and fourteen.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 3:14:36 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

You are too funny! LOL!!


18 posted on 08/22/2011 3:16:33 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: woofie

Imagine what that thing would be like when the winds pick up.


19 posted on 08/22/2011 3:19:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: bigheadfred

Since they are probably Catholic ... I’m not allowed to comment....


20 posted on 08/22/2011 3:21:52 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: momtothree

Let’s just say it’s a bit more fun than Where’s Waldo. ;)


21 posted on 08/22/2011 3:25:17 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Winstons Julia

Oh yaw, like it’s stopped you before...


22 posted on 08/22/2011 3:26:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (grin)
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To: Fantasywriter

I can never find Waldo but I counted seven. I am still looking for the total you had. At this rate, I could be here all night.


23 posted on 08/22/2011 3:27:12 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: woofie

Rudy Giuliani had to do the same ting in New York City. The liberals were mocking Christianity.


24 posted on 08/22/2011 3:31:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: woofie

Rudy Giuliani had to do the same thing in New York City. The liberals were mocking Christianity.


25 posted on 08/22/2011 3:31:22 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: momtothree

Lol. Just don’t tell your husband what you’re up to.

‘Sweetie? What are you looking at with that magnifying glass?’

‘I’m just trying to see more...I mean, I’m playing Where’s Waldo with certain male...ah, I’m just looking for symbols, dear. Yeah—that’s the ticket—symbols!’


26 posted on 08/22/2011 3:32:56 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

LOL!! Actually, I was thinking if the artists had painted striped shirts and little hats on the symbols... we could find them more easily. I could hear my husband now... “symbols? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?”!”


27 posted on 08/22/2011 3:36:42 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

“symbols? Is that what the kids are calling them these days?”!”

Okay, I’m out. I couldn’t top that line in a month of Sundays. It’s the funniest thing on the thread—thanks for a great laugh!


28 posted on 08/22/2011 3:40:13 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: bigheadfred

I have no disrespect for Catholics. I DO take issue when Catholics try to tell me that they are “the one true church.”

I would hope I’m not some infamous Catholic-basher.

I would never tell someone that they have to renounce their Catholic faith or be damned.

Now ... if you pay me $50... I will forgive your sins and intercede with God on your behalf.

;)


29 posted on 08/22/2011 3:44:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Since we have a teen, we are always hearing new words. Some very, very strange so he has gotten use to hearing a word and commenting like that. He does it all the time and it does get annoying. That is something he would say. Enjoy the laugh!!


30 posted on 08/22/2011 3:45:11 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Winstons Julia
Now ... if you pay me $50... I will forgive your sins and intercede with God on your behalf.

You don't live and, ummm..., work in Reno by chance??? I know it isn't Salt Lake City or you would have said 10%.

31 posted on 08/22/2011 3:50:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Do that brand new thing)
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To: Fantasywriter; momtothree

NO, no, no it’s cymbals...


32 posted on 08/22/2011 3:53:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Do that brand new thing)
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To: woofie
This is nothing new.

Of the thousands of documentaries that have been done on Ancient Egypt, I have seen only one that correctly and accurately depicted the daily rituals the temple priests would go through and the statuary they used. These rituals included a numvber of statues with very large phallic appendages. The rituals were lengthy and...let's say graphic.

But all that has to be kept out of a Nat Geo show or any other for that matter.
Peepees are dirty. Can't have phallic images on the old TeeVee.

33 posted on 08/22/2011 3:56:20 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: bigheadfred

PLEASE! What are you inferring? I am not the Crystal to align your chakras.

This is serious spiritual enterprise here!


34 posted on 08/22/2011 3:57:44 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: RichInOC

Women running through the streets yelling, “It’s raining men ... Hallelujah....” ??


35 posted on 08/22/2011 3:59:56 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: woofie

What a couple of dickweeds.


36 posted on 08/22/2011 4:03:20 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: bigheadfred

TOO funny!


37 posted on 08/22/2011 4:06:03 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Winstons Julia

If you think you can forgive my sins of what possible use could you have for $50? I bet you think you can get done in time for fourth meal at Taco Bell. It may take SLIGHTLY longer.


38 posted on 08/22/2011 4:23:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Do that brand new thing)
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To: Winstons Julia

I would hope I’m not some infamous Catholic-basher.

^^^
Wish I could, with honesty, allay your fears.


39 posted on 08/22/2011 4:29:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

This reminds me of liberals who haven’t been truly insulted by me screaming that I have insulted them by talking about their shitty politicians.


40 posted on 08/22/2011 4:37:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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I would hope I’m not some infamous Catholic-basher.

Wish I could, with honesty, allay your fears.

BWAHHAAAAAHAHAHA!

41 posted on 08/22/2011 4:38:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

“If you think you can forgive my sins of what possible use could you have for $50?”

What a concept. You sound enlightened. I’ll bet you have theses.

I am opposed to fourth meal at Taco Bell. It’s GLUTTONY and that’s one of those deadly sins.

Also ... it’s really crap food.


42 posted on 08/22/2011 4:42:04 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Religious considerations aside, I will say this for you. You led to the loss of many hours of my life. You posted a link to some game about being ready for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Well, after playing it for fun, it turns out that I HAD to win. I HAD to find out what was behind that second door. Let’s just say, (1) I did, and (2) it took WAY longer than anticipated.

;)


43 posted on 08/22/2011 4:45:21 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: woofie

Dangling phallus ping......


44 posted on 08/22/2011 4:49:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Weird. I thought it was spelled GLUTENY. And it IS a deadly sin to promote and sell crap that sticks to the roof of your mouth before you can swallow it and you have to spend the next 2 hours trying to scrape it out with a plastic spoon. Which gets me to wondering how much you get away with charging to remove the practically unforgivable sins. But then my asking probably makes you think I’m being piggish and you would be casting pearls before swine giving up trade secrets like that. But fire away cause maybe I like pain which you would find out anyways if you take my case and you would know what a GLUTTON for punishment I am so hurt me mama.


45 posted on 08/22/2011 4:56:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Fantasywriter

I think there are some Free Republic members that really pay attention to everything all Freepers have ever said.

I mostly read the comments, sometimes disagree, but am not about to get all peeved at some Freeper personally because they expressed an opinion I disagree with. I may even say I disagree with them. Mostly, I hope I do it in a respectful manner.

I know that no one here wants to hurt me. In other places, there have been people who actually expressed an interest in physically injuring me.

My comments on this thread I consider to be horsing around.

A sense of humor is a terrible thing to waste. Also ... what was behind the second door?


46 posted on 08/22/2011 4:59:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: bigheadfred

GLUTENY? Is that like prude?

Prude is a terrible sin, too ... when standing under the Italian phallus tree.

As far as my fee goes, I channeled sages of old and they told me, “Basically, kid ... keep it low and kinda random...don’t want to charge too much, or they’ll never buy...”

Much like Taco Bell determines their prices.


47 posted on 08/22/2011 5:06:26 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: martin_fierro; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ..

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks woofie.

I didn't add the keyword to this topic -- that would usually annoy me no end -- but this one really is a GGG topic.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


48 posted on 08/22/2011 5:06:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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My comments on this thread I consider to be horsing around.

WHAT!!!

THE G** DA**ED CHECK IS ALREADY IN THE MAIL!!!

49 posted on 08/22/2011 5:07:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Winstons Julia

I too know what it’s like to rev a fellow poster up against me. But I’m on my good behavior now, so no worries. ;)

The game honestly had me thinking there would be ice cream and party hats behind that second door. As if.

The door opens and there’s a single chair. Everything goes pitch black for several seconds. When the light comes back up you’re in the chair and you hear a hellacious scream. You see two arms—your own!—and they’re oozing with all the sores and discoloration of a newly infected/created zombie.

The upshot being, when you win—you LOSE.


50 posted on 08/22/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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