The Importance of Archaeology

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Archeology is the study of historical and prehistorcial civilizations through the recovery and analysis of their materials culture. Moreover, it contains the study of human activity in the past. It has been often put to political use. In time of Adolf Hitler the Nazi Leader, archeology was unlikely special interest. The importance of Archeology was used by its leader to make his case that Germany had every right to invade surrounding countries. They used nationalism and the archeology itself to maintain and rationalize their party ideology of the superior Germanic race. It also allows employing many archeologists to help them seek and reach their political goals but the idea was not occur in a short time. To reach their desire, the idea…show more content…
Both of these reasons reflect forms of appropriation and commercialization that are the most damaging to cultural heritage.” Another ideology influence Nazi is the study of provincial Roman Germany is Alfred Rosenberg. He was appointed as leader of Nazi when Hitler was imprisoned. Rosenberg wrote a book called (The Myth of the Twentieth Century) in which he gave support to the idea that Germany had the right to invade other nations since German culture was superior and he also support the concept of a new Germanic religion. He did not appeared weak, he once study Jewish question and was said that Jesus is not a Jew but an Aryan Amorite. Nazi Archaeology aimed for some targets: one of them was bringing out the idea that Germany is where the civilization started and that the history of Germany should make German people pleased and satisfied. People in that period of time didn’t know much about history therefore; it was easy to polish the historical image and make people believe it. By using journals and films, Nazi party thought they were given strong evidences that support their mission and that they could convince German people that they were learning the true German prehistory. People were asked to look up for the history of Germany and they were supported by the Nazis and making museums to public made it easier for them. All of this, gathered together was used to reinforce the nationalistic, fascist message Adolf
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