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Stir MagazineJust read an eye-popping article in Sherwin-Williams great Stir Magazine called Classical Color to learn that anicent statuary is not plain white marble by nature.  Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, a lecturer in classics at the University of Ediinburgh  reveals that ancient statues were often painted bright, vivid colors. Over the centuries the color faded leaving the other-worldly, white and translucent tone of the marble statues we see today.

German archeologist, Vinzenz Brinkman has spent the past 25 years recovering the ancients’ vibrant hues and patterns by using ultra-violet light and other techniques. A traveling exhibit entitled “Gods in Color” has stunned museum goers and scholars around the world!

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