Miltos - The Wonder Dust of the Ancient World

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What pigment could be used for ship maintenance, art, agriculture, medicine, and cosmetics? In the Greco-Roman world, the multi-use ocher pigment called Miltos filled all these roles. The powerful fiery hue of the pigment livened up classical wall paintings. And it was also used mark sheep…and stain tardy Assembly attendants in ancient Athens.