Biblical Archaeology Review 43:3, May/June 2017

True Colors

Digital reconstruction restores original brilliance to the Arch of Titus

By Steven FinePeter J. SchertzDonald H. Sanders

Although many Greek and Roman statues and monuments now appear gleaming white (the result of years of weathering), they were originally brightly colored. Using technology, a team has digitally restored a panel from the Arch of Titus—which famously depicts captured treasures from Jerusalem’s Temple being paraded through Rome—to its original color.

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