In 1863, Charles Champoiseau, French consul to Adrianople (modern Edirne), discovered the famous Winged Victory (Nike) while visiting Samothrace. The statue now crowns the landing of the Daru staircase in the Musée du Louvre. To see a fascinating multimedia presentation of this famous statue, visit the Louvre's A Closer Look at the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Click here.
For local information on Samothrace, visit http://www.samothraki.com/