Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 3, No 3 (2011)

Contemporary Use and Preservation Challenges of Prehistoric and Ancient Religious Complexes

Zina Masilionytė
Indrė Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė


Disciplines of land management and urbanism devote considerable attention towards the public spaces, such as squares, parks, and streets, towards their use and influence on the urban structure. However, the spaces defined by the religious complexes in landscape and cityscape, their evolution caused by the specific functions and uses and the issues of contemporary uses and preservation do not always attain exceptional attention. This article presents the study of the genesis and development of the religious complexes and the interactions of the contemporary society with their material remains. In order to comprehend the aspects of development, functioning, re-use, preservation, and links with the surrounding environment of the religious complexes, the prehistoric and ancient religious complexes are analyzed. The analysis encompasses the religious complexes of three periods and cultures, i.e. primitive religious sites and their material signs, the monumental religious complexes of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, and the public-religious complexes of the classical world.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-06-07

Keyword(s): religious complex, prehistoric period, ancient world, heritage preservation

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2011.056

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