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Vandalism and Violence, Then and Now
Director of Publications, Harvard Semitic Museum; Lecturer in ...
I have been saddened by the destruction of ancient ruins in the ongoing and increasingly complex turmoil in the Middle East. We are certainly right to condemn present-day vandalism and violence by others, but we should also reject vandalism and violence found in our sacred texts.
Grave Robbing or Archaeology?
Political writer and blogger at ChrisWeigant.com
Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?
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For Sale: Beethoven's Skull
Skull collecting is a veritable subculture. One man's macabre relic is another man's Barry Bonds seventy-first home-run ball. In the course of my investigation of this realm, I learned that Ludwig van Beethoven's skull is for sale.
Medical Knowledge Used to Depend on Grave Robbing
Author, 'Election Day: An American Holiday, an American History'
It was only two hundred years ago that "resurrectionists" would routinely raid cemeteries in order to provide cadavers for dissection classes in medical schools.
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