Registered On: January 3, 2014
You all miss the point.
The medieval Gothic Cathedrals were built by the organisation that held all the money.
The “cathedrals” of the eighteenth century were the stately homes of the aristocracy.
The “cathedrals” of Victorian Britain were the railway stations.
Today’s “cathedrals” are football stadia.
It’s not just about visible artefacts, it’s what these things tell you about the society of the time.
Forget churches etc for a moment and think about the trenches on the Western Front 1914-1918. Visible remains have all but gone, yet the history of the First World War has not been destroyed.
Ah! I hear you say. But there are still extant structures such as the Menin Gate and the Thiepval Memorial to mark the events. However these do not tell us about the history of the war, they tell us about the way Nations reacted to the end of it during the following decade.
A reaction to an event is much a part of history as the event itself. Which is what we are seeing with, amongst other things, the subject of historical slavery.
And why Alcy’s OP (and we all know why he posted it) is confused and inaccurate.