On Jun 18, 8:56 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
And all this time we've been told what a perfect land
Canada is and that a story such as this only occurs in
the USA. How could such a thing be possible? Among
obvious problems, it's against the public interest because
it discourages anyone who finds a skeleton from calling
On Jun 18, 2:34 pm, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-du...@stinky-
Happens all the time in Europe including the UK.
Here's one costing millions. Literally.
God help you if you live near a church/other ancient building if you
live in the UK. You have to pay for a dig to make sure there's nothing
there if you want to extend your house.
Can cost £10,000 no problem at all.
I'd guess it's worse than that. When armies fought on the battle fields
back then, they'd basically run at each other with spears and swords and
hack each other to death. I really don't know if they would have gone
to all the trouble of burying every casualty of the battle. I expect,
in most cases, they just would have dumped the bodies in shallow graves,
thrown them in the bush to rot, burned them after they'd dried out, or
even let the wolves and wild dogs eat them. I expect there's lots of
farmland throughout Europe that was the site of one battle or another
over the last 3000 years where there are hundreds or even thousands of
skeletons just a foot or two below the depth to which the ploughs cut.
Even recently, a farmer in England found a Roman treasure buried on his
farmland. It was apparantly owned by a Roman governor who was killed
before he could retrieve it or tell anyone where it was buried.
I think that's a stupid law.
There are places in this world, like Rome, Alexandria, Athens, Jerusalem
and others where you can't dig without finding historical artifacts or
human remains. Just because someone finds human bones, it doesn't mean
they're of any significance.
Well what if it was your great, great, great, great, great, great,
great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great,
great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather? How
would feel if someone dug up and desecrated his grave? o_O
Should the person finding the bones ignore them, or should he/she notify
authorities who then would determine their importance?
The authorities should then be responsible for all costs resulting from
their investigation. Charging the property owner could deter people from
reporting other such findings.
The US government has probably spent millions of $$ looking for the body
of Jimmy Hoffa, and it is still going on today in Michigan.
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