Every year, globalization, war, vandalism, and neglect damage or destroy important environments and historical sites around the world. Because of the stupidity of the people, government officials and several other causes these historic sites have been lost forever. Here is the list of top 10 Incredible historic sites we lost forever.
Top 10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)
10. The Singapore Stone
This stone was a huge 10 ft by 3 ft boulder, which stood at the entrance of the Singapore River. Today, we’re fairly confident it was a variation on Old Sumatran from the 10th–14th centuries, but for the people who discovered it in 1819, it was like an alien language. The stone including the surrounding area was considered holy and an important find. In 1843, the British army requisitioned the land the stone was standing on to build a fort. The British army found it better to blow it up and make building material, road surface, and a bench, merely because they wanted to build a fort.
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9. The Senator Tree
At some unknown point 3,500 years ago, the seed of a cypress tree fell to the ground in modern-day Florida and took root. It grew to a height of 118 ft and stood the test of time. It outlived every tree on earth besides four; it became known as The Senator. One day in 2012, a meth addict named Sara Barnes, decided to climb into the tree and get high. It became dark so she lit a fire to help her see her way down. The fire instantly did what any fire lit inside a lump of wood would do and went completely out of control and in couple of hours it burnt into ashes.
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8. The Paradise Of Nauru
Nauru, a tiny island nation, known for one of Australia’s offshore detention centres, was once known as paradise. When Europeans first found it within the 18th century, it was lined with tropical vegetation so lush and dense they formally named it Nice Island. In 1900, the people of the island realized they were sitting on one of Earth’s biggest deposit of phosphate and decided it necessary to strip the entire island down to the bone. Although Nauru itself technically still exists, everything that made those first sailors fall in love with the place is now gone forever.
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7. The Atacama Desert’s Archaeological Sites
The driest place on Earth, also known as the Atacama Desert, preserved many drawings and artifices from the pre-Columbia era. Some sand dunes even record the traces of the wind patterns that helped shape them 18,000 years ago. The Atacama archaeological site has been damaged 44 percent of all sampled sites, leaving the Atacama’s cultural heritage in tatters. Its all happens because of the Stupidity.
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6. Jonah’s Tomb
Jonah, the well-known prophet most remember by getting swallowed up by a whale, who had a final resting place known as Jonah’s Tomb, was dated back to the eighth century BC. Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul was a pilgrimage site for Muslims and Christians alike. In July 2014, ISIS troops entered the mosque above the tomb during prayers and ordered everyone out. Then they set explosives and completely destroyed the site and several nearby houses. In their mind they were saving people from worshiping a false idol, taking the historical site away for forever.
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5. Benin City
Till the 19th century, Benin Metropolis was one of many grandest sites on Earth. Portuguese merchants recorded a metropolis bigger than Lisbon, with massive, ornate homes and streets that ran “straight and much as the attention can see. Oba’s Palace was in the centre of the city and many people adored it, comparing it to Florence, Italy. The British decided it to be necessary to burn it all to the ground. In an entire course of only 17 days, the British army sent in their army to destroy Oba’s Palace, steal from those who lived in the city, and left nothing standing.
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4. Lake Urmia
Before the 1990’s, Lake Urmia located in Iran was a complete tourist attraction known for its beautiful blue waters and the 100 islands which would house exotic animals. The size of Luxembourg, the lake was known as one of the natural wonders of the world. Today, it’s a desolate wasteland. Although the Iranian government has pledged billions of dollars to restoring Lake Urmia, no one seriously expects them to do anything.
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3. The Mayrieres Cave
15,000 years ago in the southwest region of France were a group of cavemen who thought it be a good idea to put their artistic skills to work by painting two bison inside the Mayrieres Cave. In spring 1992, a local Protestant youth club decided to do a good deed by cleaning some nearby caves of graffiti. Armed with wire brushes and plenty of ignorance, the 70 teens descended into the Cave of Mayrieres superieure and proceeded to scrub away much of the prehistoric art.
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2. The ancient sites of Syria
The war in Syria has caused a lot of damage, with extensive damage being caused to the historical treasures that are in Syria. Almost since the fighting started, the historic cities of both Damascus and Aleppo have sustained such continuous damage that they’re now in ruins. In December of 2014 the UN declared that 300 sites had been damaged or destroyed across the country.
1. Saudi Arabia sites
Many of the historical sites in Saudi Arabia have been destroyed, over 98 percent to be exact, since the year 1985, thanks to the ruling family. They deliberately have taken down many cultural and historical sites. A mosque belonging to Islam’s very first caliph, Abu Bakr, was recently razed to the ground and replaced with an ATM. At Mount Uhud in Medina. With many other places completely destroyed willingly, they have managed to annihilate many historical sites