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Ancient Greek and Roman Statues Shown in Their True Colors

Found this interesting blog called: moco-choco . Coffee? Chocolate? Neither! First post visited was about a re-visualization of famous historical places and people based on "reality". For example, the pyramids of Giza were actually white and shiny. Who knew? Perception versus reality. It was eye-opening blog post!

Sharing a link to this post which shows:

True Colors of Ancient Greek and Roman Statues
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The sculpted figures take on a new life when you see them in color. In fact, the colors give them life!

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Example of one of the numerous images displayed at the moco-choco blog.

Athena Lemnia – Image at moco-choco .


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/bust-sculpture-female-art-woman-304352/ by ClkerFreeVectorImages

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markgraham wrote on January 14, 2016, 7:58 PM

I kind of like the statues looking drab for it helps to visualize what they did look like and when you see them painted the one you showed looked kind of fake, but I am not an art person.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 14, 2016, 8:14 PM

All those ancient statues are amazing to study and to visit if you are fortunate to have the opportunity to visit them in the different locations they are a part of.

jiangliu1949 wrote on January 15, 2016, 4:03 AM

The writer of this post lets us see the ancient statues and pyramids in a new light .

WordChazer wrote on January 15, 2016, 5:48 PM

That's looks much like the Athena Christadelphae sited in the Parthenon inner sanctum. Yes, I am a Classicist by degree qualification.

I find the same difficulty imagining our churches as anything more colorful than they are, but back in the day their colors were as worshipful as their actual construction.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 24, 2016, 1:29 PM

* MBS April 2016