In pictures:Cleaning the Parthenon frieze
A new look

Slab VII after its laser cleaning.

Professor Tony Snodgrass of the Committee to Restore the Parthenon Marbles praises the detail, finish and traces of colour which the cleaned slabs exhibit.

He watched as the "honey-brown patina" emerged from below the black sooty deposit during cleaning.

(Photo - S. Mavrommatis ).

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