A couple years ago, I was asked to write a guest post on smarthistoryblog.org about Archeoological Reconstructions. It is a bit old, but I still like it and wanted to share. You’ll find the link below the image, that shows one of the first reconstructions done by an archaeologist.
This drawing was published in 1853 and shows the reconstruction of Niniveh. It was painted by James Ferguesson by the instructions of Sir Henry Layard. Due to the limited sources at that time, the reconstruction is rather fictional.
You’ll find the article here: Archaeological Reconstructions, by Sebastian Hageneuer, M.A.