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What Would Indiana Jones Think?

March 5, 2007

From The Guardian: Iran’s rich architecture and rare treasures threatened by possible US strikes 

Other nuclear installations lie close to Shiraz, dubbed “the city of roses and nightingales”, famous for the tombs of medieval poets; Persepolis, the great palace of King Darius, whose ruins are still magnificent; and the 6th century BC tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Persian ruler who was said to have been buried in a coffin of gold.

Four years ago Dr Curtis was warning that war in Iraq would be a disaster for some of the oldest and most important sites in the world. He has since seen his worst fears confirmed: the site of ancient Babylon became an American military base; thousands of objects are missing from the national museum at Baghdad; and looted artefacts have been illicitly excavated and smuggled out of the country.

Curious, I thought I’d check it out, so here’s  the tomb of Cyrus the Great:

cyrus-the_great_tomb.jpg

Gold…in there?    Hhmmm.   What would  Indiana Jones think?

Bomb that tomb, and I'll bullwhip your ass

 

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One comment

  1. I can not take part now in discussion – it is very occupied. I will be free – I will necessarily write that I think.

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