Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light on the statues can be all that’s required to see them as they were thousands of years ago.
Something about this reporting — reproduced widely on non-scholarly sites — makes me nervous. It’s not very coherent, and no sources are quoted, no researchers given. The source for the images is supposed to be a certain Venzenz Brinkmann, and there is yet another non-scholarly item — a PDF — here.