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The retrieval of the lost

Greece, 2021, 33′

Director: Ioannis Asvestas
Producer: Ephorate of Antiquities of Piraeus and Islands

Our old professors used to say that the archaeological excavations start from the soil, continue to the conservation labs and are completed with the identification of the artifacts in museums’ storages, libraries and archives.

In each stage the toil and agony for their rescue, the happy feeling of discovering something, the unchanged charm of the unique moment when an artifact, lost for centuries, from the hands of its creator is delivered to our own hands…

Of the conservators of artifacts or better of the works of the ancients which are reborn in our hands.