anastylosis anastylosis

Definition(s):

  • (n) the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)

Usage(s):

  • In a process called anastylosis, original fragments of damaged statuary can be pieced together with cement or other materials as has been done at Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat .

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