April 17, 2005

Archeological destruction is PC

I wanted to write about this, but the topic is so upsetting to me that I can barely read the stories. Luckily, Solomonia has done the work for me:

You didn't need to be a Buddhist to have been disgusted by the Taliban when they blew up those ancient Buddhist statues, and you don't have to be a Jew to be disgusted at the wanton Muslim destruction of ancient archaeological ruins on the Temple Mount.

Israeli archaeologists are sifting through the rubble of a garbage dump in order to recover the remains of antiquities destroyed and history lost as the Islamic Wakf, responsible for the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, built a new, enormous underground mosque and simply dumped what they didn't destroy.

Posted by David Boxenhorn at April 17, 2005 11:51 AM
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And then they get to shrug their shoulders and say "what Temple?" there isn't any archaelogical record of a Temple!" (sigh)

Posted by: Rachel Ann at April 17, 2005 07:44 PM Permalink

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