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by Archaeology Newsroom

The land of long lost gods. In search of classical Greece (a book presentation)

The reader is asked to consider altogether how important archaeological study, on-the-spot research, and the all round study of ancient Greek art and architecture has had on European aesthetic, fashion, taste, and architecture, also on the founding and shaping of the great museums. We are reminded of the influence these had on the gradual establishment of archaeology as a serious subject of study. Archaeology in spite of occasional looting and destruction was very much in debt to the precursors of today’s archaeologists, the travellers. These travellers’ writings bring to life the quest for archaeological finds. The reader also becomes aware of the part played by travellers to Greece in the spreading of the classical tradition and culture to the parts of the world the travellers came from.