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Ancient statue of Medici Venus once had red lips

Last Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2012, 16:40

New study involved a chemical analysis of the 2,000 year old lifesize Hellenistic marble sculpture representing the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite.

2,000 years old Venus had red lips, golden hair

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 21:04

The Medici Venus, a 2,000 years old life-sized marble representation of the mythical goddess associated with beauty and love, once had red lips.