"Deep is the well of the past", said Thomas Mann. "Man's past is the very enigma of his existence".

Biological criteria alone are insufficient to explain certain evolutionary processes; one must also look to emotional, rational, moral and aesthetic reasons. These represent the mystery and certainty in which the past and the present combine.

The objective of this collection is to recover testimonies and conquests of past civilisations that the passage of time and the hustle and bustle of everyday living is suffocating and wiping out.

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