Monday, March 20, 2006

Archaeologists: Parthenon Was Once a Riot of Color

If the ancient Greeks sold kitschy postcards to tourists 2,000 years ago, they would have depicted very different views of the popular sites that visitors flock to today.

Archaeologists say many of the stony ruins looked very different in their prime. Many were brightly painted in hues that have faded with time and, in some cases, were forcibly removed.

What? Not even an artists' conception of a painted Parthenon?