Few problems provoke such debate while the skin-colour regarding the Ancient Greeks

Few problems provoke such debate while the skin-colour regarding the Ancient Greeks

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Final in an article published in Forbes, the Classics scholar Sarah Bond at the University of Iowa caused a storm by pointing out that many of the Greek statues that seem white to us now were in antiquity painted in colour year. This can be an uncontroversial place, and demonstrably correct, but Bond received a bath of online abuse for daring to claim that the key reason why some choose to think of these Greek statues as marble-white may indeed have one thing regarding their politics. Continue reading “Few problems provoke such debate while the skin-colour regarding the Ancient Greeks”