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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

We need the History which is written upon Monuments #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy

We need the History which is written upon Monuments 
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Anyone who destroys or defaces monuments or tombstones is destroying the very history which we depend upon while tracing the ancestors. All over Mexico, hieroglyphics appear on the ruins of ancient structures such as Chicken Itza, Monte Alban, Coba, Palenque, Teotihuacan, just to name a few. The translation process has been difficult over the years, yet it is obvious that the symbols represent dates, names and places.  Just as the Egyptions built monuments to their leaders, the Mayans and Incas also erected steles documenting the names of governors and rulers.  We follow the same tradition, naming buildings and roads after politicians, and building monuments of people like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee.  All monuments contain an explanation of the person or event.   It is written history.  If the monuments  in Mexico, Egypt, America or elsewhere were not erected, we would never know that those people existed.  Therefore, the destruction of monuments has far-reaching negative effects.

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