We often talk about history in Greece, but rarely respect it. Sometimes we ignore it, but mostly we are politically embarrassed by it. One victim of this malaise was the former royal residence at Tatoi, a place where many events occurred that were significant in shaping Greece. The dilapidated buildings and rotting art pointed to a country unable to come to terms with its past, to face it and move on. This is why it is very important that a drive has begun to restore all those items once used by the royal family. The planned museum at Tatoi will become a lasting lesson in history. Not only will it help shed light on a large chunk of Greek history, but it will also give pointers about how we should manage our history. It will remind us that our entire history is precious and not just those parts which serve specific political objectives.