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Photographer Hans Splinter, provides a rare glimpse into the past.

Picturing the past


Photographer Hans Splinter, has been capturing candid images from the archaeological park, Archeon since he began visiting in 2002 and then later volunteering at the site.

The 43 buildings in Archeon, including gates, bridges, Roman inn, huts, temples, monastery, farmhouses and medieval guild houses, are all full-size reconstructions of buildings found as a result of  archaeological excavation in the Netherlands. The reconstructions are inhabited by ‘archeo-interpreters’, who try to re-create the past with as much authenticity as possible.

The photographs are not only a window into the ancient past, they also document the ‘archaeo-interpreters’ as they have aged, the buildings as they have worn in and the gardens as they have matured.  This small selection of 20 images from 2010 is just a taste of the hundreds of stunning photographs you can find on Hans’ Flickr Gallery.

To visit this amazing site for real, please go to Archeon‘s website for more information.


all images are by Hans Splinter

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