Ultraviolet Light Revealed That Ancient Greek Statues Were Actually Coloured

We are used to ancient Greek sculptures being white. But new evidence shows that this was not the case. By using ultraviolet light, scientists have come to the conclusion that all ancient Greek sculptures were painted.

The reason why we are used to ancient sculptures being white, is because the colours have long faded. “The theory that most statues of antiquity were plain old white is just a misconception. Plain white would not be thought ideal until the Renaissance.” says Susanne Ebbinghaus, Hanfmann curator of ancient art at the Harvard University Art Museums.

Here are some of the 3D reconstructions:

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To be honest, i prefer their “white” version. What do you think?

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