Ok, to put things in context, let’s start with something simple. When I make LEGO, it looks a bit like this:
But fine, other people make better LEGO pyramids with stuff inside, like this:
Of course, on the internet, it’s not long before you find someone taking LEGO pyramids to a whole other level.
This crumbling LEGO Acropolis is pretty awesome too.
As for this LEGO Danebury Iron Age Hillfort? Roundhouses made from square bricks… Bravo!
This LEGO Colosseum, split into ancient and modern halves, is actually epic.
There are ruins on the left (complete with tourists and tour-guide)
And ancient Romans being entertained on the right.
What about this Great Wall of China?
Of course, there’s always Stonehenge.
And Stonehenge again.
Yup. Stonehenge is pretty popular…
But sometimes, it’s the simpler things that win us over, like this Anglo-Saxon homestead.
Or these LEGO archaeologists uncovering a Roman burial.
Or this wee horse burial. Isn’t it just delightful?
Having said that, this LEGO excavation at Gobekli Tepe is just the coolest.
If you look closely enough, there’s even a megalith still waiting to be found just below the surface.
But the thing that blew our tiny LEGO minds were these repairs to a centuries-old wall in Bocchigagno, Italy.
Even better than that, it turns out that from Tel Aviv…
… to Venice…
…people are using LEGO to repair old buildings all around the world. And to anyone who loves archaeology, you probably can’t get much more LEGOtastic than that.
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