Vol 3, No 1 (1982)

Cover Page

Intramuros, or the walled city, was the seat of government during the Philippine Spanish era. Reduced to ruins and disrepair, it has been undergoing restoration since September 1979. The effort documents how archaeology is used to rebuild a place that approximates the original and evokes the aura of the past. The choice of the Fort Santiago gate in the walled city as cover makes explicit the theme of this issue — the conservation of building materials and ornamentation used in the past.