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Friday, September 10, 2010

Just for fun: Painted Greek Statues

Most people picture ancient Greek sculptures as pristine white marble. In fact, the Greeks would have considered an unpainted sculpture to be as unfinished as an unpainted canvas. Married archeologists Vinzenz Brinkmann and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann have made it their two decade long mission to uncover and display the original Greek colors.

Here's a sample of their work:

Ultraviolet light reveals how ancient Greek statues really looked

Reconstruction created by Vinzenz Brinkmann.

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