Ancient sculptures were not white, but colorful. The colors have simply faded during the centuries. If sculptures with traces of paint were found, they were said to have been painted later by barbarians or that they were a relic from an earlier more primitive stage. Ideologies and politics
What was the role of the goddess of hygiene and health Hygeia (Hygieia) in the 5th century BC pandemic that hit Athens, known as "the Attic plague"? The "father of historiography" Thucydides (around 450-400BC) wrote about it. The details sound familiar!