Wednesday, 6 August 2008

KINGSHIP & SACRIFICE


On our recent sailing trip we paid a visit to Dublin. In a city famed for Guinness and friendly craic, if a change of scene is sought then I can certainly recommend the National Museum of Ireland particularly its exhibition area entitled Kingship & Sacrifice. There amongst the other exhibits of an earlier age are the actual remains of Peat Bog Men uncovered in Ireland. They had all met gruesome deaths especially the young man destined never to be King, whose nipples had been cut so that devoted subjects would be unable to suckle from them. It would be nice to think that almost 5,000 years later the human race had moved on and abuse and violence no longer exists. Sadly, as we know, this is not the case, not even in the home where everyone should have the right to feel safe.

2 comments:

Tulsa Divorce Attorneys said...

Dublin sounds like a great city to vacation...loving the Guinness :)

Tulsa Divorce Attorneys said...

Guiness is good for sure. I here Dublin is great