Sunday, January 16, 2005

No surprise

This is why, when I'm somewhere outside the U.S., I try to avoid Americans at all costs. You can pick out an American in a crowd so easily because they're usually the most obnoxious.

LONDON, Jan. 15 (AP) - American-led troops using the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon as a base have damaged and contaminated artifacts dating back thousands of years in one of the world's most important archaeological sites, the British Museum said Saturday.

For example, military vehicles crushed a 2,600-year-old brick pavement, and archaeological fragments, including broken bricks stamped by King Nebuchadnezzar II, were scattered at the site, a museum report said. The dragons at the Ishtar Gate were marred by cracks and gaps where someone tried to remove their decorative bricks, the report said.

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Link via Peter at Blondie's.

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