Coalition of the Confused

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Started 11/11/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 46808 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-23

I always wonder where the line is between archaeology and grave desecration.

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From: adwil

Sep-23

At the moment, preparation is going on for a High Speed train line from London to Birmingham. There are vast numbers of archaeologists surveying and excavating right along the route because that's the law. They have already cleared one 18thC London cemetery of 60,000 graves and they've nearly cleared another  in Birmingham of 50,000 graves. 

Every grave is carefully excavated and the human remains identified where possible and examined for what we can learn from them, then they're stored until they can be reinterred in holy ground.  One of the graves they excavated in London was that of Sir Matthew Flinders, whose name you will be familiar with. They also excavated the family tomb of the Christie family who set up the auction house in London.

This is archaeology. It would be desecration if the cemeteries had all been bulldozed.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-24

I heard about Flinders recently.

Thanks for clearing that up!

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Dec-12

How did nobody know about this place?!

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...

How did nobody know about this place?!

From the article:

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Until recently, the area had been inaccessible to researchers due to Colombia’s 50-year civil war. Per Brian Boucher of artnet News, the investigation began after the 2016 signing of a peace treaty. But archaeologists still had to obtain permission from rebel forces who had not signed on to the agreement to make the five-hour trek through the forest to the cliff sites.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Dec-31

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jan-18

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