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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

apollo
location: ephesus, anatolia, now part of selçuk, turkey
 
ISIS militants toppling and smashing ancient statues and carvings are in the news lately. Their wanton disregard for humanity’s cultural heritage is beyond comprehension.

It’s déjà vu all over again. History has a way of repeating itself.

They aren’t the first and they won’t be the last either.

Above is a photo of a head of Apollo that I took in Ephesus, Turkey. Like many of the ancient statues on exhibit at various museums in Europe, it shows signs of defilement.

When I was in Varna, Bulgaria, I expressed my dismay to a local history professor and asked him who could possibly be responsible for the destruction of these artifacts that are at least a thousand of years old. His response came as a surprise. He said it was the early Christians who considered them sacrilegious.

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