AeroDillo wrote:Anybody else see the irony here?
You've got a group (jihadists) whose sole contributions to the world have been fear, murder, torture, disorder, and gross instability - pretty lousy list of achievements by any standard. Said bunch is wanting to tear down crucial pieces of history as achieved by a group far superior to their own, because piss on a society and and an age that actually put something useful into circulation* and forwarded the march of humanity.
Great civilizations don't raise themselves by razing the milestones and grave markers of dead ones.
*Referencing other developments, generally, though the Great Pyramids do stand as an engineering marvel.
This makes me sad beyond belief. It was seeing photographs of the pyramids that sparked my interest in history when I was a very small child. The pyramids or really any monumental piece of architecture that has endured for so long is not just a reminder of the the kings or pharaohs that commissioned them but also of the technology behind the achievements. They speak for the long dead architects, artisans, workers, and even slaves who brought them into being. To destroy them is to destroy all they can tell and teach us. To destroy them is to destroy a part of who we are.