on 24/7/03 7:13 am, John Woodgate at [log in to unmask] wrote:
. . .
. But there is one site of cave-paintings that is so delicate
> that a replica *site* has been built so that people can at least see
> something of what is there.
. . .
And close to the Thracian tomb in Kazanluk, Bulgaria, with its magnificent
c4BC frescoes, is a replica, also buried under a mound. It is only the
replica that visitors are allowed to see, but it does give a very good
impression of the tomb and the frescoes in it. Nevertheless, we had had a
long journey to get to it, and there was little else for our tour to visit
nearby. So we did rather wonder whether the journey had been worthwhile,
which we should not have if we had seen the real thing.