They are the work of photographer Leo Caillard and photo retoucher Alexis Persani.
Both are big-blue thinkers. Why? Because they have questing imaginations. They'e amused by the idea that human beings have changed little over the last few thousand years and have put these images forward as proof.
All it takes, see, is sunglasses superimposed on a white marble brow, blue denim clinging around the thighs, and a T-shirt with sleeves artfully rolled high to expose well-tone biceps, and here he is - classical man reborn.
This guy now looks like a bored workman taken a break from his building site job. Or maybe he's leaning on a counter, waiting for someone to make him a sandwich or pour him a beer.
Art lovers who've responded to these images point out that these aren't real ancient Greek statues but Renaissance copies. And that the real ones weren't the pristine white figures we're used to (and that Renaissance sculptors re-created, assuming they'd been white all along) but were originally painted in garish colours. So clothing these marble boys and girls using Photoshop techniques isn't such an outrageous thing to do.
What is slightly and deliciously outrageous is the notion that with a click of the fingers we can erase time, can wipe away all of our tired presumptions about the alien nature of people from other eras and cultures. These images reveal people who are not far or distant, humorless or bloodless, but who lived lives very like ours. I'm expecting this guy to look up at any second, give me a slow smile and say, "Hey, how's it going?"