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Published on October 19, 2007 11:56 AM | Comments

I never heard of this replica of the David before:

St. Augustine, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2007) - An exact replica of Michelangelo's 'David,- an 18-foot tall hand-carved marble statue weighing 20,000 pounds has arrived at Castle Warden, home of Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, and will soon take a place of honor in the Castle's award-winning gardens....

It took the world famous Sollazzini and Sons Studio of Florence, Italy nearly three years (1960-1962) to carve the stunning statue for the 1963 New York World's Fair. Following the exhibition, it was acquired by California millionaire Ron Fong
and installed in the gardens at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, Calif. from 1965 to the present. In its 40-plus years in America it has been seen by millions and acknowledged as a wonder of artistic craftsmanship.

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