Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A riot of colour

"The Parthenon took a bit of getting used to. June and the Doctor boggled in front of the enormous temple, in the spot where future tourists would one day pose for photos. The roof and columns and all of it had been brightly painted in red and yellow and blue. The statues wore gaudy make-up, their bare skin brilliantly pink."

Me, Doctor Who and the Slitheen Excursion, p. 221.

Science is catching up with Doctor Who, sort of. Jo Marchant reports on evidence that the Parthenon's sculptures were bright blue.

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