Historical monuments

I suggest you look at the historical monuments, which have been savagely destroyed by human hands. At this rate, monuments, temples and pyramids will soon sink into oblivion, and we can see them only on television. Troy

Until 1871, when amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the ruins of the city, the scientists assumed that Troy - fiction writers and chroniclers of the ancient epics. To make a revolutionary discovery, Schliemann had to use explosive brainchild of Alfred Nobel - dynamite, causing a significant part of the heritage of the Trojans were destroyed.






Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Two giant statues height of 37 meters and 55, were part of the temple complex of the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan, only a few years ago were known as a fine example of Buddhist ritual sculpture. Unfortunately, in March of 2001 the priceless statues were blown up by members of the radical group on the orders of the Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar. UNESCO decided not to rebuild the sculpture of the high cost of the project.




Umm al-Akarib Iraq

The cultural heritage of Iraq in the 1990s and early 2000s, suffered significant losses due to the unstable political and social situation, which forced the Iraqi Board of Antiquities take measures for the protection of historical and cultural monuments of the country by armed gangs of looters.
In May of 2003 a delegation to Iraq as part of the University of Chicago professor of archeology McGuire Gibson, Colonel John Kessel, Piero Cordone, the Italian diplomat and several military. After touring the ruins of Umm al-Akariba experts have concluded that the emergency measures can only save what geniuses of the Iraqi people have created over the centuries. Unfortunately, before the world community drew attention to the problem, many architectural structures have been lost forever.




Ruins of Babylon, Iraq

Officer John Curtis of the British Museum in his report two years ago told the world about the destruction of cultural and historical monuments during the military operation in Iraq.
On the territory of the ruins of Babylon area of ​​approximately 150 hectares located camp of more than two thousand soldiers. Ancient bridge age of about 2, 5 thousand years, leading to the gate of Ishtar, was smashed by tanks, itself a unique monument of architecture has received significant damage, and rich on the archeological findings scattered bags of soil for the construction of fortifications. Caravanserai Khan Al RabaX century was used as a testing ground for the destruction of weapons and ammunition to the rebels, with the result that the building was almost completely destroyed.



Tombs of the Sixth Dynasty, the city of Nanjing, China

The grandiose burial structures erected, according to archaeologists from the Museum of Nanjing, between 220th and 589th years BC, constructed of green bricks, covered with images of lotus, and artfully decorated by engravings of Chinese masters. The tombs were discovered in the year 2007 during the construction of the shopping center company «IKEA». Historians and archaeologists have demanded to stop construction on the time needed for excavation and study findings, however in their opinion no one listened: bulldozers and excavators fully destroyed the entire historic complex of buildings, and now this place is literally on the bones of the store. Penalties for destruction of historical and cultural heritage in China are from ¥ 50 million to ¥ 500,000 (about $ 6, 6 thousand to $ 65, 7000), but the corruption and the pressure of large corporations lead to the fact that each year in China erases the ground a number of masterpieces of ancient architecture.

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