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Don't recall this a feature of western colonialism

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Submitted by John Gardner (United States), Mar 20, 2015 at 21:19

I don't believe this systematic repression of indigenous religions, destruction of their holy sites/edifices, etc. was a feature of the much reviled western colonialism.

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Quite the contrary. The colonialists dug, translated, and documented the antiquities with great care.

Thank you for noting this important contrast.

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