Careful Examination of a Site

Evaluating discoveries. Since excavators seldom, if ever, find a building in a perfect state of preservation, it becomes necessary for them to make a very careful study of what remains they do find in relation to the vicinity where they were found in order to "reconstruct" a picture of the building as it once appeared. Such "reconstructions" of ancient temples, palaces, or ordinary houses, are of great value in the knowledge we secure of the life of people in Bible times. [ARCHAEOLOGY IN BIBLE LANDS]

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