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The invented past

In Melbourne’s Royal Arcade, originally built in 1869, stands the statues of the giants Gog and Magog.  Carved in 1892 they replicated statues erected in 1708 in London’s Guildhall. The legend being invoked is that Gog and Magog were giants defeated by the invading Trojans and made to guard a palace that stood where the […]