For centuries, robbers have looted and desecrated the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs. Even during the early part of the 20th century, archaeologists destroyed, spoiled, and desecrated grave sites in the name of science. In the 21st century we have come to believe that burial sites are to be treated with respect and should not be desecrated or violated. Digging into them, whether for treasure or for information, is a kind of desecration or abuse not to be taken lightly.
Quiz: What does it mean to desecrate something?
- To uncover and reveal its whereabouts.
- To accidentally discover it while looking elsewhere.
- To deliberately destroy or pollute it.