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Angkor Wat temple complex.

500-Year-Old Wall Paintings Revealed from Angkor Wat

A series of previously unnoticed images consisting of paintings of boats, animals, deities and buildings has been discovered on the walls of Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat temple. Rock art researchers believe the paintings belong to a specific phase of the temple’s history in the 16th century CE when it was […]

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This image, found in a mysterious underground structure at Oxyrhynchus, is thought to be one of the earliest paintings of Jesus Christ. Image credit: © University of Barcelona.

Scientists Discovered Early Image of Jesus Christ at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt

In the site excavation of Oxyrhynchus, the ancient city in Egypt, a group of archaeologists from Spain and France have found one of the earliest known images of Jesus Christ so far. The archaeological site is located about 160 km south-southwest of Cairo, where Prof Josep Padro from the University of […]

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Mercury, the Culprit Who Turns Paintings Black

Mercury, the Culprit Who Turns Paintings Black

Mercury released from the red pigment in Adoration of the Magi (Peter Paul Rubens, 1624) has formed black stains in some places. *Image source: KONINKLIJK MUSEUM VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN, ANTWERP/GIRAUDON/THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY    For several centuries, the pigment vermilion has been a favorite of artists, however, it is notorious for turning […]

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