IS ENDLESS DEMOLITION THE ANSWER? 😦
The ISIS did it some time ago. They destroyed numerous [ should we say Numberless? 😦 ] historical artifacts in many places. A screen shot for the search, below:
A little before this, Hindu extremists pulled down the Babri Masjid.
Above: The first four are pictures during the demolition, and the last, at the end of it.
It is said that centuries before, Babar had destroyed a temple that had stood in that place, and built the mosque there. I heard this from a person, whose word I used to believe, who had visited the monument after the mosque was destroyed, and had seen Hindu idols on the back wall of the masjid!
…Only, if there are really those age old idols on the wall, it would not have been pulled down by the Hindus, and they would have posted those images for all the world to see, thus gaining a Huge amount of sympathy. Thus…
Being a Christian, I condemn and criticise the various Peoples and Civilizations destroyed by us in the past.
And now it seems to be the turn of Poor Old TAJ MAHAL. It is being accused of Not being Indian in Culture, and other things. Mind You, this may be a long time away. But the foundations are being laid, particularly by the members of India’s ruling party, particularly by ‘Yogi Adityanath,’ the chief minister of UP in India, where the Taj is!
They are backpedalling, of course. But these waters run Deep. I wouldn’t trust them an inch.
Come see the Taj within the next 5 years or so.
Earliest known photo Taj Mahal, 1850s
Or Raise Your Voice. 🙂