anastylosis


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Noun1.anastylosis - the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)anastylosis - the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)
reassembly, refabrication - assembling again
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts)
Anastylosis: where a fallen element remains as it fell and its original form and position is obvious.
The method employed for the reconstruction was anastylosis, (2) however, when it came to the roof top, a bit of fantasy was also employed.
Then, a period of glorious maturity, "hinduized", today defined by its own demise, and reduced to the architects' anastylosis technique, the language of historians' catalogs, and the contemplation of Khmer art; 3.