Wednesday, May 21, 2008

R is for reconstruction (ABC Part 6)


Mary's Spring in the old village of Ein Kerem.

When a historic building has to be moved to a new location, it is taken apart stone by stone and then put together again. In Hebrew this process is called "shiatuk." Reconstruction in English?

Restoration of ancient pottery in the lab.


annulla said...

That building marked up with numbers is simply amazing. I have no idea how buildings are moved here, as I've never seen it done, but I'm very impressed by the Israeli process.

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reader Wil said...

In the USA there are several buildings bought from Great Britain, then pulled down stone by stone, numbered , shipped and rebuilt in the States. Even London bridge was sold to America and rebuilt there. In the meantime the Londoners have a new London bridge.

Dina said...

Shalom Annulla and Reader Wil,
Pretty amazing how that works. But I always worry how the uprooted building feels in a new place.

In Jerusalem we have something called "the dialogue of the stones." Like, building stones have a heart.