Now that we know there are traces of pigments on some of the Classical sculptures, it is time to take samples of all colours found on these objects. This task falls to Mark, who has to take minuscule samples of the pigments using the microscope or a head loupe to see them. Sampling will enable us to conduct further experiments (or have them conducted by a lab) to confirm the nature of the pigments with other scientific methods.
With the microscope, Mark locates Egyptian blue grains to sample.
Mark takes a sample of Egyptian blue from the head of Aeschylus.
Here is a minuscule sample of Egyptian blue (I believe it is magnified 200 times).
Wearing a head loupe, Mark takes a sample (pink, I think) from the chlamys (cloak) of the Celestial God.
The microscope is installed to examine the area between the husband (left) and the wife (right) on the Funerary Monument.
Mark takes a look at the area next to the head of the wife on the Funerary Monument.
Mark takes a sample from the sarcophagus fragment.