Monday, April 25, 2005

We don't need no history. Today we *make* history.

BBC provide a look into something I'd ehard about ages ago... History lost in dust of war-torn Iraq:

"'US military vehicles crushed 2,600 year old brick pavements, archaeological fragments were scattered across the site, more then 12 trenches were driven into ancient deposits and military earth-moving projects contaminated the site for future generations of scientists."

Perhaps, aside from the obvious historical loss, there's a more symbolic resonance here too. Those who forget history...

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