Family Accused of ‘Deliberately’ Vandalizing Ancient Wall Paintings

Family Accused of ‘Deliberately’ Vandalizing Ancient Wall Paintings

Reddit users claimed in a post shared on the forum “Mildly Infuriating” that they witnessed the family deliberately tampering with ancient murals.

“The man and his children deliberately used a cane to hike a 1000-year-old indigenous mural on a hike in the Gorge of Alberta, Canmore,” which has collected more than 30,000 votes since it was posted on Tuesday. Read the caption of the u / whitecloud197 post.

Reddit users said in the comments section, including photos, that they considered different ways to report the case by contacting various agencies such as town, Parks Canada, and police.

Reddit users claimed to have seen their families smear ancient murals while hiking. This is a stock image of a hiking trail in Alberta, Canada.
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Alberta Parks has published a list of regulations that park enthusiasts must follow. This includes proper disposal of waste, proper view of plants and fossils, and what can be done to ensure space safety.

“It is illegal to remove, stain, injure or destroy plants, fossils and rocks,” officials reported.

And for those who witness the vandalism, those who go to the park are encouraged to report it to a guardian or police.

The first photo shared by u / whitecloud197 was taken from a distance and shows a group of people standing together as they walk the trail.

The second photo is a close-up view of the rock surface. Many scratches engraved on the illustration can be clearly seen. The third photo shows an image of what the rock art once looked like before it was destroyed.

“The tour guide yelled at him and him, and his sneaky aides quickly left,” u / whitecloud197 wrote in response to a comment asking if anyone had said anything to the man.

Another Reddit user advised u / whitecloud197 to send the photo to the tour guide as it may be possible to submit the report to the appropriate authorities.

Fellow Reddit users flocked to the comments section to express their anger after seeing the image.

“What did they think would happen? Why do they do that,” Redditor asked. “It hurt everyone and slaps [in] Faces to the indigenous people and the whole [province].. “

“It’s not just a little annoying,” another comment read. “It’s totally rude, and it’s illegal.”

“That can’t be fixed either,” wrote a Reddit user. “It’s not a building spray paint. Unfortunately, don’t put humans near historical things.”

“I absolutely hate this brave destruction of historical and cultural artifacts,” the commenter wrote. “I look down on people like this.”

Newsweek I contacted u / whitecloud197 for comment.

Many other posts shared on the “Mildly Infuriating” forum were previously disseminated by word of mouth.

A photo of a restaurant job listing became a hot topic after boasting an hourly wage of $ 2.13 and attracted angry comments. One of the benefits listed included a hint.

Another photo was talked about when a customer showed a long list of rules to follow at a cafe. Meanwhile, one post included an image of a community library that was completely dumped in the trash in Chile and cat food.


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