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UV Light shows the true colors of ancient Greek statues

Greek statues, as we see them today are mostly marble, what is missing is the bright colors they were originally painted in. Thanks to modern technology, researchers can figure out how these statues originally looked thousands of years ago. Long story short, UV light comes in handy with a technique called ‘raking light’ to identify the colors originally used for the statues. Coupled with techniques like infrared and X-ray spectroscopy, researchers can mitigate the effect of thousands of years on the statues, and get a fairly good idea of what they looked like when they were originally made. Admittedly, a great way to peer into the past.

Via: io9



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