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?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Microbes Munching on Monuments
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 12:54 PM
Labels: Cambodia, Greece, microbes, poor stewardship
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