What would those classical sculptures look like in color? Surprise, many of them were probably in color when they were unveiled!
When we think of statues and buildings of the classical period, we tend to imagine white marble; scientists in recent years have discovered that it is in fact most likely that many of the buildings and statues were painted and probably adorned with jewelry. The Vatican Museum has recently put on an exhibition of some of the most famous antiquities from the era with reproductions painted as close to the originals as they can - this is possible because many statues contain trace amounts of pigment from their original coats of paint.
Listverse has photographs of ten classical statues as they are, and as they have been recreated in color. Link -via Cynical-C