Can you trust a historical site to be factual?

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Bricks and mortar surely can't lie. How can a historical site like Angkor Wat or the site of Abu Simbel not reveal the accurate story about their creation? How do you restore, re-build or re-locate and keep the authenticity of the site and the history? Does it matter? And importantly, who decides? John Darlington is an archaeologist, the Executive Director of the British affiliate of the World Monuments Fund and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. His book Fake Heritage: Why we rebuild monuments is published by Yale University Press.

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