UK - 'Cultural violence' claim as 1500-yr-old obelisk to be moved for housing estate

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Can't resist a tabloid headline that begins with the word "fury."

    Fury as 1,500 year old stone monument marking grave of a king’s
    nephew who inspired Tristan and Isolde legend is moved for housing estate
    (Daily Mail)
    much more, with pictures plus sidebars regarding Tristan and Isolde as well as King Mark of Cornwall, at link above
     
  2. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    Dang, now I really want to listen to Opera, but am stuck at work, lol.

    Too bad they are moving this, it seems to have such a poetic history. Why not leave it as part of a park for the housing and build around it? Or, better yet, just build elsewhere?
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    [video=youtube;J-qoaioG2UA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-qoaioG2UA[/video]
     
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    21merc7 New Member

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    Thank you so much wfgodot! :blowkiss:

    I promise to listen when I get home, no speakers at work. Drat!
     
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    deca New Member

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    Yes, why couldn't they made a little neighborhood park around it in the estate??
     
  6. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    Could have charged more too, for the historical benefit, just put a fence around it if necessary - a few feet away from it, so it would not junk it up. Or, or, a small mote!



    Off to listen to Tristan & Isolde while I put Cathe on mute and work out, ha!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    This monument means too much to be casually moved (thisiscornwall.co.uk)
    the rest at the link
     
  8. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    I wouldn't move into that development if it was free. I'd be afraid of the land being haunted. I know a lot of people don't believe in that, but the last thing I would want is to move into the development and next thing I know my little girl is calling me from inside the t.v. If you saw Poltergeist then you'll know what I'm talking about.
     
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    Speaking of the supernatural, I've yet to determine what's being referred to in this line from the thisiscornwall.co.uk link above - a violent fuss raised by the inhabitants? ghosts of the Cornish past pouring forth to wreak havoc?
     
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    http://sbp.so/drustan
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Thanks! I saw that Carew the antiquarian had made his survey of Cornwall in 1602 but didn't delve further by actually clicking on links. That terrible thunderstorm was obviously the "working of the diuell."
     
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    21merc7 New Member

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    And more:

    http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/679
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    As Carew was 47 at the time of the hell-storm, born in Cornwall and residing there in 1602 at the time of his survey, I think we can accept that it did actually occur as fact.
     
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    Love the revelations of the poetry of antiquated writings! ;)
     

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