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Since at least the third millennium B.C., economically, socially and politically marginalized people have questioned authority by mutilating public images of rulers. And those in power have destroyed monuments to reinforce their authority and erase the names and accomplishments of their predecessors.
Archaeology shows that the presentation of people, events and ideas through history has always been contentious and tied to contemporary political concerns, including nationalism, racism and xenophobia. Just like American protesters today, ancient Mesopotamians, Mesoamericans and Egyptians altered their political present by changing how they displayed their past.
originally posted by: rom12345
being bitter and breaking sh*t is age old.
originally posted by: asabuvsobelow
a reply to: SLAYER69
Excellent post mate and your quite right .
Another example is the destruction of Pagan culture in the Roman Empire to pave the way for Christianity , It was not just the Pagan statues or Pagan Documents/Works that were destroyed but the Pagans them selves were slaughtered by Christians .