The hunt to find Oxford's retired Emperor Heads

A hunt is on to find up to seven statue heads that once stood in front of an Oxford landmark.
The carved figures known as the Emperor Heads, outside the Sheldonian Theatre, were first commissioned by Sir Christopher Wren in the 1660s.
The current set is the third and it is thought as many as 27 "retired" emperors could still exist.
A team from the University of Oxford has located 20 but wants to trace them all to study how they have weathered.
Although they are often referred to as the Emperor Heads, it is not known what the statues represent.
Scott Allan Orr, from the School of... read more

 
4 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 41
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