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The Magic of Recreating Ancient Greek Masterpieces

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Faithful copies of ancient Greek masterpieces are created by specialists. Credit: Archaeological Resources Fund

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are sold at the country’s archaeological sites, monuments and museums.

The exact copies are made by hand, with great expertise, by talented sculptors, painters, conservationists and craftsmen of the Archaeological Resources Fund workshop (ARF) which belongs to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

Gods and heroes, mortals and immortals are reproduced there, either sculpted in marble or cast in bronze.

Talented painters also render the original colors the statues or artifacts were given, and gold leaf is skillfully applied to some of the objects.

Ancient Greek replicas not available in the market

The replicas, which are also sent to universities and related institutions for educational purposes, are cast from the originals and bear an official seal attesting to this fact.

The molds and models from which the copies are produced belong exclusively to ARF and are not available in the market.

In addition, the law defines as faithful copies only those having the ARF seal plaque affixed to them during their production.

Watch the video below to see just how our priceless treasures are painstakingly reproduced for the entire world to enjoy, learn from, and marvel over.

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