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by Archaeology Newsroom

Archaeological Sites: A Crucial Heritage for the Transformation of Triviality

The remodeling of modern cities, through their cultural history, refers to a context which encloses the mystery of creation of every old city from the past as well as the special factors which differentiate it from other cities. In search of the dialectic relation between past and present, aiming to the future, we have faced a most challenging and questioning context. Such a sensational question is, how the open archaeological sites are approached and handled as cultural media from the past; what is their significance for modern society; and how and with which procedures the ethos of this civilization can be evolutionary remodeled as regards the future. The open archaeological sites, as they appear in the network of the modern city, represent the “graveyards of the civilizations” from which they originate. The potentially enclosed cultural values of the past can function as a catalytic factor for their dialectic relation with the citizen of today, through their incorporation in the everyday life. The special character of every archaeological site represents its “crucial” element for the programming of its participation in the cultural values, purposed for the year 2000 and beyond it. This means that the functions which will diversify the program of activities in every archaeological site will frame the new recreation and education centers, which will be created in the respective cities, so that the past will be experienced and enlived through the present. Thus, the culturaly enriched present will lead to the future.