publication . Article . 2015

Optical transmission properties of Pentelic and Paros marble

Rosa Weigand; Pablo A. García; Joaquín Campos Acosta; Jacobo Storch de Gracia;
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  • Published: 27 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Optical Society Of America
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Ancient Greek and Roman sources report that the statue of Zeus in Olympia had a head, and in particular eyes, similar to the description of Zeus by Homer, so we think that the statue was visible to the human eye. Since the temple was 12 m high, and had a small door and no windows, the illumination of the statue by conventional media is questionable. The aim of this paper is to characterize the optical transmission of Paros and Pentelic marble to demonstrate that it was possible to have the Zeus temple illuminated through the roof marble tiles. Spectral absolute transmittance measurements were taken in samples with different thicknesses using a calibrated spectro...
Subjects
free text keywords: Optica, Zeus (malware), Optics, business.industry, business, Statue, Transmittance, Physics, Transmission properties, Temple, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine
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publication . Article . 2015

Optical transmission properties of Pentelic and Paros marble

Rosa Weigand; Pablo A. García; Joaquín Campos Acosta; Jacobo Storch de Gracia;