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GUEST,Banjo Johnny BS: Non-music: Archaeology or Graverobbing? (58* d) Non-music: Archaeology or Graverobbing? 20 Jun 00

Just watching another PBS show about archaeologists exhuming another ancient grave. This time it's "The Snow Maiden" in Siberia. Why is it okay for them to dig up someone's body? Did this whole thing start with King Tut? I saw the King Tut exhibit and it was stunning - I never thought about this at the time. How old does a grave have to be, to make it okay to dig up the body and put it on public display? They are doing this all over the world in the name of Science. I AM ALL FOR SCIENCE, but I wonder if this IS Science, or something else. I am not particularly religious either, but don't human rights come into the question somewhere? Isn't there something about respect for the dead? I think the Indians are getting pretty upset about this, and I can't blame them. Will they be digging up my mother some day? Cutting open her stomach to see what her last meal was? Showing her naked bones on TV? -- then back to the Pledge Drive. I just don't know about this whole thing. == Johnny in Oklahoma City

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