Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Microbes Munching on Monuments

The Science section of the NY Times features a disturbing article on microbes damaging famous monuments in Greece and Cambodia: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/24/science/24micr.html?pagewanted=1&sq=Athens%20&st=nyt&scp=4

It does raise an obvious question at least for me. Wouldn't it be better for countries like Greece and Cambodia to focus efforts on protecting culturally significant monuments like Angkor Wat and the Acropolis rather than seeking control over virtually anything and everything "old" first found in the ground?

No comments: