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A thought of Massimo Pallottino




A tangible testimony strikes the fantasy much more than memories and traditions which need a reflected intellectual effort.


The antique remain, or simply old, has an immediate charm almost intuitive.


We mean that attraction for archaeology finds its source in the capacity to set one's foot on grounds which have been trampled down by contemporaries of Socrates or Cesar; hold a cup which touched their lips; see them represented on a stone or on a painting as did the unknown artist which portrayed them.


Secret fluids emanate from these stones, from these objects, from these pictures, cancelling the abyss of time.