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Built in 1867 to alleviate the problem of corpses being buried randomly about town, the cemetery at the old Nevada mining town of Virginia City has seen many of its headstones go missing since it was reopened as a historical site in 2000—only to then see them be returned en masse.
Grounds manager Candace Wheeler decided to contact the thieves to see why they had stolen the headstones.
Throughout history, no magical solution has ever been found to a scientific question, while the reverse happens, well, constantly. Even the most sober archaeologist may tell you that some ancient relics and artifacts seem to have a decidedly non-scientific ability to object vehemently to being stolen.
On the border of Israel and Syria in the late 1980s, crews uncovered several hundred proto-cannonballs used by the Roman Empire to weaken enemy fortifications.
Like the site at Pompeii, Gettysburg park receives dozens of packages every year containing twigs, rocks, and other mementos pilfered from the site, all containing letters lamenting a curse.
Thieves were anxious to know the headstones had been returned to their proper respective graves, hoping this would reverse the curse.According to records, the ancient city of Gamla had been overtaken by the Romans after its walls had been destroyed; 9,000 of the city’s residents plunged to their deaths in the gorge below to avoid capture.Nobody noticed anything was missing until 2015, when two of the ballista balls made an unexpected appearance in the courtyard of a museum.Natural objects that humans have moved but not changed are called manuports.Examples include seashells moved inland, or rounded pebbles placed away from the water action that made them. For instance, a bone removed from an animal carcass is a biofact, but a bone carved into a useful implement is an artifact.