Article about archaeological reconstructions

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.

Ninive nach einer Zeichnung von James Ferguesson nach Henry Layard

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You’ll find the article here: Archaeological Reconstructions, by Sebastian Hageneuer, M.A.

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Layard, Austen Henry. 1853. A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh. London: John Murray.

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