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"In the year 1834
Archaeologist Christian Jorgensen Thomsen [b. Copenhagen, Denmark, December 29, 1788, d. Copenhagen, May 21, 1865] divides the time people have existed into a Stone Age, a Bronze Age, and an Iron Age.
Architect Leo Klenze [b. (Germany), 1784, d. 1864] begins restoration of the temples of the Acropolis in Athens to something like their original appearance. See also 1801 Archaeology"
Jorgensen, used coins to date his periods amoung other things! How has this helped or hurt current dating?
Just how did Klenze know what was old, and what was not in 1834? Just what was destroyed by this man and others before 1899?
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