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The Importance of Uncovering Historical Sites

Last updated on February 26, 2023

Earlier this year, I and my family took a trip to the historical island of Crete, Greece. It was a beautiful island with crystal clear water, beaches covered with golden sand combined with broken pieces of ancient pottery, hills and valleys full of ancient rock structures, and incredible, fading artwork. To my surprise, our tour guide told us that the reason why it wasn’t uncovered yet was that the country didn’t have enough money and resources to uncover the island. Additionally, people kept stealing the artifacts since they don’t have enough security to protect the ancient artifacts.

This made me start thinking, “why don’t some of the people with lots of wealth help us discover it?”. This is thousands of years of history that are disappearing as we speak, and I strongly believe that we should start uncovering all of his fascinating histories.

In Greek mythology, Delos is the island where Apollo and Artemis, two of the most major gods in mythology, were born. In ancient times, Delos was a major trade port that was successful due to the Romans also trading there along with the Greeks. The reason for its collapse was that it was attacked twice by different enemies of the Romans and then ransacked and lots of the riches and priceless artifacts were stolen. Nowadays, Delos is an archeological dig site that is only around 50% completed. It is very important to uncover our history because once it has been dissolved into the ground, it is gone forever. It is history that has been lost to the earth.

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