First Mes Aynak had to contend with Taliban fanatics, now China’s state-owned mining company will finish the job the Taliban started. This is just so tragic. https://medium.com/@BrentHuffman/good-and-bad-news-about-the-impending-destruction-of-mes-aynak-an-ancient-buddhist-city-in-a2b913d48c98
Keep in mind that killing symbols is the first step to killing memory, to killing history.
One wonders if ancient Egyptians did not specifically breed dogs for these sacrifices, kind of like we do turkeys for Thanksgiving.
We are so looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at the upcoming PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS event next week. For those coming, don’t forget to register at www.thermopolischamber.org, click on PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DAYS! The appetizer trays being prepared for Thursday’s reception at The One-Eyed Buffalo Brewing Company look delicious!
See you there!
There is so much left to be discovered about the past. This is a good example. These previously unrecorded petroglyphs show a rare depiction of obelisks being cut and loaded onto boats 3,000 years ago.
So, here’s the question: If your great-great-great grandfather sold a crucifix he made, and it was legally bought and sold by people around the world for generations–can you today demand that it be given back to you because its a sacred artifact? Should sacred artifacts be treated differently under the law?
What do you think?