Arch of Titus in Full Color

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Credit:VIZIN and the Yeshiva Univ. Center for Israel Studies

Haaretz, Ruth Schuster:  The cities of ancient Rome and Greece were adorned with stone statues. We are awed to this day by the perfect lines and intricate carvings and weirdly small male parts, all starkly carved in white marble. But when made thousands of years ago, these pieces looked completely different. They were gaudily painted and according to modern tastes, they looked more like they belonged in a kitschy flea market than the Metropolitan Museum…

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