Hillside Meditations has a thought provoking post – Grave Robbers spurred on by TIME’s coverage of the recent Thracian finds which may, or may not, have something to do with Orpheus. In a passionate post Christian Renner states “I have always thought that archeology very often borders directly to grave robbery and desecration.” At this point I could be smug and patronising. Archaeology isn’t about finding things, it’s about finding things out. But then it would be obvious that I hadn’t read the Independent.
The Independent’s coverage of the Bulgarian finds.
He also asks:
“Is there a difference between Spanish communists taking dead nuns out of their tombs and dancing with the decaying corpses and an archeologist unearthing lovingly buried remains of ancient kings and putting them on display for the dumb masses?”
You guess it: my answer is a clear “No!”
In light of the above does he have a point?