This article argues that the interpreter of foreign Cultures should avoid falling into the trap of “domesticating” those Cultures more than is strictly necessary. Understanding a foreign Culture is situating its beliefs, customs etc. in their context, not in the context of the modern Western world. To think, for example, that classical India was populated by linguists, philosophers, and others like us is mistaken and misinterprets Indian Culture. The paper concludes with a general reflection on the relationship between individual culture and the Culture shared by many people, for example in a geographical region.