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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Gary Corby shared this wonderful film by Amarildo Topalis and I just had to do likewise.

Many people (except those of us who are Classics geeks in some way, I guess) think of ancient art as all white marble, when in fact, the ancient world was colorised in bright hues we might even consider garish. And this video captures what they might have looked like. The music is rather stirring, too [I think it may be Vangelis--that's what pops up on the YouTube page]. There's actually a whole series of videos, including Crete and Aegypt. Enjoy!

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