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Old May 22nd, 2013, 03:40 PM   #31

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Originally Posted by General Michael Collins View Post
The Lia Fáil / Stone of Destiny was randomly vandalised a few months ago by an oaf with a chisel. This stone was an essential element in the crowning of Kings of Ireland and even Scotland, so much so that a fake of the Lia Fáil sits under the medieval throne of England, which we still have today. It is 2000 years old at the least, and provides a tangible link with the remote past, and their visions of sovereignty. The stone was said to "shout" when the rightful King would touch it.

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I am sure I am stating the obvious, but your stone is very phallic. And, I kind of giggled to myself when I read "The stone was said to "shout" when the rightful King would touch it." Ugh, I feel so very,very immature now.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 04:34 PM   #32

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Originally Posted by Jiujitman View Post
I am sure I am stating the obvious, but your stone is very phallic. And, I kind of giggled to myself when I read "The stone was said to "shout" when the rightful King would touch it." Ugh, I feel so very,very immature now.

That is very true, and you need not feel immature as you are far from the first to draw such a perception from it. It's hardly the most aesthetically pleasing object either. Even so, the stone's importance and antiquity are unquestionable, and the damage done to an artefact of this importance is horrifying and disgraceful.
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I was about to start posting pictures of our vacation and saw this sticky - so I'll add a picture here and on my vacation thread.

I visited this memorial in Nashville. It was the first memorial to commemorate both Union and Confederate troops and the battlefield where they fought. It lost part of it's top piece during a thunderstorm (IIRC, in the 1970s).

It's been moved once and is now located on the edge of a residential area yet feels oddly isolated. It's in a good area, but I did not feel like lingering with only the ferocious 3 year old to protect me. The whole battlefield has residential or commercial properties with buildings all over it.

It is near a highway - though I can't recall if there's access at that point.

Anyway, it is a neglected portion of history. There's a sign for "no skateboarding" which seems ignored, going by markings around the monument. There's also been vandalism and the grass was quite high the day I was there.

Regardless of how people feel about the Battle of Nashville, people died there. As my daughter so pragmatically countered, "People die everywhere". Still, it seems sad to me to just build over it all, and then neglect the token piece in the corner.

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Old November 8th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #35

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This is still an ongoing issue in China. Historic graves, temples and towns are being destroyed in China to make way for new cities
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Old November 15th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by PrinceOfGreatBritain View Post
ive heard tons of rumors about clossing the washingtons crossing reanactment and, eveny though very few) about new buildings there. idk what. and i dont even wann a KNOW if they're doing something to waterlooo back in england |-(
Waterloo is in Belgium and it's very well preserved. Geez.
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Waterloo is in Belgium and it's very well preserved. Geez.
But the farmhouse at Quatre Bras is under threat yet again. Doesn't Belgium have protected sites?

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Am I the only one who finds some of the things in this thread literally nauseating? I can't imagine vandalizing an ancient monument, or building a mundane structure on a Napoleonic or Civil War battlefield. The pictures General Michael Collins provided were especially infuriating.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #39
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Any historical site should be at least left alone, then maintained according to possibilities. There's nothing street-credible or cool about destroying priceless things, and doing so should be considered a serious crime anywhere in the world.
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I'm looking for Historic Preservation threads, but this isn't quite it. Is there a thread that deals with historic preservation review processes in the U.S.? I was recently appointed to a local HPC, but I'm new in the field and wanted to find discussions on the topic so I can get an idea of what to expect.
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