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Laocoön

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The Laocoön and His Sons statue, first found in Rome on the Esquiline, is now located in the Vatican Museums. A masterpiece of Hellenistic art, this sculpture group portrays Laocoön, a Trojan priest, and his two sons. The three figures are attacked by two serpents sent by Athena and Poseidon because Laocoön had warned the Trojans against accepting…