Thursday, September 11, 2014

Does This Bother You Too?

Borrowed from the Leicester Mercury
Archeologists from a local university  digging at the site of the  "lost" Chapel of St.Morrell, an ancient site of pilgrimage in Hallaton, Leicester have uncovered the skeletons of 2 people, a man and a women, who were holding hands.  Nine other skeletons at the site have been carbon dated to the 14th century and it's believed that this couple would date from the same period.  The couple's skeletons  have been removed to the university laboratory for further study.  Why?
At least the condition of their digging license won't allow pictures of the skeletons, thank God for small favors.
I consider this sacrilegious.  Leave these people alone or at least have the decency to rebury them where you found them.
I love archeology and I realize we need to learn about the past, but for some reason this really bothered me.  Is someone going to be digging up our families in a couple hundred years and hauling them off to a laboratory to be studied?  I hope not.

4 comments:

  1. I'm with you. Leave them alone, why dig them up just cos they are holding hands. I do hope they get re-buried.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. Wow. That does just seem wrong.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. And, belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!
    blessings ~ tanna

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  3. It is particularly sad to remove them when they have been holding hands. I don't know if they need to study them to make absolutely sure that they are not recent skeletons. At any rate I hope they are reburied.

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  4. A sad story. I want to be cremated, there'll be no unearthing me in years to come.

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