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Would you help me understand the meaning of the bold sentence:

"In the nineteenth and twentieth centeries Babylon began to emerge from the dust. Increasingly detailed accounts, textual breakthroughs and excavations culminated in 1899... In the following decades work was accomplished at the site that would have astonished the valiant workers of the preceding century, and in the hands of the German team the regal architecture of X's capital was restored to life."

  • Glasguensis

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    The archaeologists who worked there in the nineteenth century would have been amazed at the progress made by the archaeologists of the twentieth century
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