Okay, not fully destroyed in every case but needlessly damaged, often beyond recognition. One good reason to document what we can while we can. Often, these are just looked at as buildings or just someone’s property without understanding the window they provide into our human past. I see this on a different scale an in a different light here in the western United States. Archaeological sites aren’t understood as important information but as a pile of disassociated bits and pieces to be collected up and sold on. Our short lifespans hardly justify our ridiculous idea of “ownership” when it comes to an important place.
A short, but interesting article from CNN: