Restoration of the Bronze statues of Riace

The Bronze works are currently preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria.

In the early nineties, the two statues found in 1972 off the Calabrian coast on the Ionian Sea were the subject of a sophisticated restoration intervention designed to remove the fusion soils left therein, which risked compromising the preservation of the metal. On that occasion, Leonardo, then Finmeccanica, offered its technological know-how, engaging some of its companies– Alenia, Ansaldo and Elsag Bailey - in several specific tasks: creating a digital database on ancient bronze works, re-designing the anti-seismic foundations, creating computerised models of the statues and defining an environmental protection and safety system.

The Bronze works are currently preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria.