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Here a copy sculpure of Laocoon, the original statue is located in Vatican Museum at Rome.

The story of Laocoön had been the subject of a play by Sophocles, and was mentioned by other Greek writers. Laocoön was killed after attempting to expose the ruse of the Trojan Horse by striking it with a spear. The snakes were sent by Poseidon and were interpreted by the Trojans as proof that the horse was a sacred object. The most famous account of these events is in Virgil's Aeneid, but this very probably dates from after the sculpture was made.

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