Museum Exhibits

The Past Buried Underground

Archaeology is the study of the past through material traces, objects and monuments that have been preserved until today. One of the ways of searching for and discovering these traces, objects and new monuments is to dig into the earth, and search for the remains of ancient civilisations that have been slowly buried over the years. In an excavation, archaeologists remove layers of soil one at a time, study their composition and collect the objects contained within the layers. This is done in order to reconstruct the activities that took place in the past. It is like eating a slice of cake, starting from the top and trying to determine the ingredients used in each layer to finally try to recreate the recipe by the baker.