Itinerary A

[5]When the temples were colourful

In ancient times, Greek temples did not only have the pale marble and the surface of terracotta that we see today, a result of the passing of centuries.
These buildings were originally decorated with bright colours obtained with cinnabar, ochre or mercury sulphide, and many other colours already known and used in antiquity.
The decorations of the sacred temples were exquisite and complex, with geometric, braided and petal motifs.
Templi a colori