the destruction of historical sites

(This post has been sitting in my Drafts folder for days. Time to wrap it up.)

It is in the nature of time itself that everything, natural or man-made, is eventually eroded and erased.

Whether the cause is natural (lightning strikes, wildfires, rain, floods, earthquakes et al.) or the work of Man (either intentional or accidental), historical sites worldwide have a long history - no pun intended - of being destroyed.

The Library of Alexandria. The Parthenon upon the Acropolis of Athens. The Buddhas of Bamiyan. The shrines of Timbuktu.

One could add the King of Kings statue near Monroe, Ohio, aka "Touchdown Jesus", to the list if one were so inclined.

I was shocked and dismayed when the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan back in the year 2001. And now another conservative Islamic sect is destroying shrines in Timbuktu.

Addendum so I can wrap this up and post it: There is an article at the Daily Beast about the Timbuktu situation.

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