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Conservation of Classical Monuments in the Mediterranean Region

A Study of Anastylosis with Case Studies from Greece and Turkey

Kalliopi Vacharopoulou
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259pp. Illustrated throughout in colour (including 28 photographs)
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This work studies the conservation of classical monuments in the Mediterranean region. It focuses on a specific method, anastylosis, and its application to classical monuments. The terminology, philosophy, theoretical principles and technical issues of anastylosis are explored within the wider context of cultural heritage management, through case studies from Greece and Turkey, a survey of anastylosis practitioners, and a short visitor survey. Problematic areas in decision-making, planning, implementation, and post-implementation are identified and analysed with reference to current and future practices. Building on this analysis, this work recognises the importance of anastylosis as a tool within the wider field of heritage conservation and management and offers a framework for planning, decision-making, implementation, and post-implementation. The book concludes by asserting the importance of anastylosis as a conservation method for ancient monuments, with significant interpretative potential in the management and presentation of archaeological sites.

Kalliopi Vacharopoulou holds a BA in History and Archaeology from Aristotle's University, an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies and a PhD in Heritage Management and Conservation from UCL. Her work and research interests focus on heritage management and conservation, the digitisation of cultural heritage content, and the use of digital and social media technologies in heritage and in education and research.

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