Greek and Roman statues were often painted, but assumptions about race and aesthetics have suppressed this truth.
Now scholars are making a color correction.
- By Margaret Talbot
- The New Yorker
Mark Abbe was ambushed by color in 2000, while working on an archeological dig in the ancient Greek city of Aphrodisias, in present-day Turkey.
The gods, heroes, and nymphs displayed in museums look that way, as do…