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Excavation, Restoration And Conservation Of Archaeological Sites - Villa Dei Quintili On The Appia Antica In Rome

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990441

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,363 kb

Author(s)

M. Bellomo & S. D'Agostino

Abstract

In previous decades the dichotomy between archaeological research and engineering techniques had lamentable consequences for the restoration of archaeological monuments. Ignoring the latter's status as records of material history, interventions all too often reinterpreted ancient artefacts in terms of a modern structural outlook, producing alterations which proved to be highly damaging for the structural conservation of numerous outstanding monuments. This paper presents the methodology and guidelines for intervention in the various phases of the excavation, restoration and conservation of archaeological sites. The theory and criteria it outlines are exemplified in the research project currently under

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