No Nude Statues Please, We’re Qatari
The Qataris don’t have much appreciation for Ancient Greek art, apparently:
Greece has pulled two ancient statues of nude males from an Olympic exhibition in Doha after Qatari authorities insisted on veiling them.
So the statues were returned to Athens last week, the official said on condition of anonymity.
Greek Deputy Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras, who visited the country last month for the exhibition opening, objected, saying the works should be displayed as they were or shipped home.
A Culture Ministry official says exhibition organisers wanted to avoid scandalising female visitors.
H/T: Weasel Zippers