anastylosis

noun
the archeological reassembly of ruined monuments from fallen or decayed fragments (incorporating new materials when necessary)
Topics: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology
Hypernyms: ↑reassembly, ↑refabrication

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/an'euh stuy loh"sis/, n., pl. anastyloses /-seez/.
the restoration of a ruined monument or building by reassembling fallen parts and, when necessary, incorporating new materials.
[1955-60; ANA- + Gk stýlosis, deriv. of styloûn to prop with pillars; see STYLO-, -OSIS]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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