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kaa
kaa

These 7 reconstructed ancient ruins are pretty awesome. Obviously the Parthenon being my favourite. Via Marina Amaral on Twitter

01 The Parthenon

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smokey
smokey

@kaa That’s neat. Sadly, I’ve only been to one of them (Luxor).

(And it always blows my mind that the Parthenon didn’t get destroyed until early-modern times. Seriously, using a thousands-of-years old cultural treasure for gunpowder storage!)

kaa
kaa

@smokey crazy right. The harsh reality is that history is filled with examples of ancient monuments being destroyed by ignorant and stupid people.

smokey
smokey

@kaa The troops of Napoleon (the “rediscoverer” of ancient Egypt, recorder and preserver of same) took cannon target practice on the Mosque of Sultan Hasan from the Cairo Citadel (thankfully, it was only a few shots, but…) :-P