Rediscovering, Reconstructing, Using the Past: Archaeology of the Classical World

BY Vassilis Lambrinoudakis

Interpretations of archaeological remains affect society's reconstructions and understandings of the past.

Remains of the past have been described as ‘the visible part of history’. They are in fact ‘tangible’, but they become ‘visible’ as they are interpreted every time by their observer. This is true also in the case of the Classical World, whose legacy is present worldwide. Archaeologists try hard to recompose history after the remains, but their interpretations... View Full Summary