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Ancient Greece

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Contrary to popular belief, the sculptures and buildings of ancient Greece were often painted with bright colours. The pigment remains found on buildings and statues in the Acropolis of Athens, as well as microscopic research, have proved that capitals, columns, and friezes were richly painted with complementary colours that allowed for the appreciation of the details of the statues, even from a distance.

egypt city under sea
It may not be the lost city of Atlantis, but it is close enough! Egypt’s sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, known in modern times as the lost kingdom of Cleopatra, was not something anyone expected to find beneath the sea off Alexandria. It was a French archaeologist, Franck Goddio, who dedicated his entire life to searching for remnants of lost civilizations from the past, who found the colossal face emerging from the watery shadows. It was one of the greatest archaeological finds of recent times and a proof of the strong ties between Greece and Egypt in ancient times.