It started with this incredible 1858 photo of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens.
All the people etc are in the same positions, but no weird lump on top
Stylites believed that living on top of tall pillars brought them closer to God & caused them holy bodily mortification at the same time, atoning for their sins
So in the eyes of the Greek authorities, this Christian addition had to go.
If you look closely, you can see the blanknesses where their hut has been cut out
When is a ruin "finished"?
Who does the ruin belong to?
Can a ruin be ruined?
Thanks for listening!