chapter  7
26 Pages

Time Travellers

The stones are standing silent in thin, cool air among the mountaintops. They stand as curious vestiges of bygone times, against a background of brutal wars and scarce resources. Growing trees and bushes, grazing cattle, bombs and bullets, new road construction, villagers and visitors have touched, moved, and recontexualised them to the moment in which we now meet them. It does not take much asking to learn that they are surrounded by intriguing stories and are embedded in complex and often contradictory matrices of meaning.