Friday, October 28, 2011

Partial Destruction of Christchurch landmark to save treasures including flag flown in Antarctica

It is kind of stretching to make an article about the controlled partial demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral to be related about Antarctica, but really really it is!!!  The cathedral was damaged in the earthquake back in February and the partial demolition is being done for safety reasons as well as to recover treasured historic items.  One of the historic items is a flag that was flown in Antarctica at Scott Base by Sir Edmund Hillary (yes, the guy better known for being the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest).

Read more about the demolition here.

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