Druids in Stonehenge bones protest
Dozens of druids have staged a protest over the displaying of human bones at Stonehenge's new 27m visitor centre.
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#1 Dec 19, 2013
We are Not, and never have been against the study of our Ancestors remains. What we are against is the desecration of our premiere temple, Stonehenge. We believe that they should be returned, to their intended Final resting place after study. Not, as the Archaeologists wish; to box them up and keep them 'stored' for future generations for scientific research or as English Heritage believe to put them on display for commercial gain. We believe that once 'studied' Human remains (of whatever faith) should be re-interred. Let those we lay to rest-Stay at rest. What can future generations possibly learn from Cremated Human Remains that has not already been learned from the seven years of study? And what can visitors learn from skeletal remains on display in the name of education? Since the invention of the moving picture and, more recently the children's cartoon each and every child of pre school age knows what a skeleton looks like. Modern technology makes it possible to display accurate 'copies' and representation without the need to display 'The Real thing' No, we say, rebury the Dead. As Druids we believe in honouring the Ancestors. The very Giants on whose shoulders we sit. Like the Archaeologist we believe those buried around Stonehenge were instrumental in the building of and the culture of those who went before us, but unlike the Archaeologist we believe as such we owe them the common decency and dignity to respect the wishes of those who Laid them to rest. We believe the Ancient Dead (our collective Ancestors) have as much right to be Left in peace as do the recent dead and that the cultural wishes of those that laid them to rest is as valid as any belief structure practiced to this day. For too long have we, Pagans and Druids been silent on this matter, we can no longer see our beliefs and that of our forefathers swept aside in the name of Science and Education. It was the Proto-Druids, the Pre-Christian Priest Caste who built Stonehenge, the very people who's work and knowledge inspire modern science and education who were buried in the environs of Stonehenge, honoured by their peers and culture to be laid there. We do not think it to much to ask that they should be put back ..© 2013 King Arthur Pendragon /|\
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#2 Dec 19, 2013
In a recent poll, readers of the Western Daily Press voted by an astonishing 93% that human remains should not be displayed at the new Stonehenge visitor centre, it is not just a Pagan/Druid issue, it is one of common decency and respect.. http://www.reverbnation.com/kingarthurpendrag...
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