Saturday, March 7, 2015

Goodbye, ancient Iraq. Hello, pre-Columbian Honduras.

By now, you have probably read about ISIS destroying rival mosques, ancient statues, and ruins of civilizations spanning thousands of years of human history, ranging from Assyria to Parthia. Sadly, it's another layer of tragedy atop of the (probably preventable) mass slaughter across the region.

Of course, their "pious" campaign has a size limit - they have no issue making money off idolatry if it's small and valuable enough to transport and sell on the black market.

The irony is that the Islamic State iconoclasm campaign comes the same week as the discovery of two lost ancient cities in Honduras.

One cradle of civilization gets bulldozed, another begins to awake from its jungle slumber.

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