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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 04:14 PM

Swastika found on piping, valves during construction project at state Capitol

Question: Should hidden swastikas uncovered recently on pipe valves in the basement of the Capitol be a concern?

It wasn't what a worker expected to encounter while unwrapping long-concealed pipes and valves in the basement on the Capitol's heating, ventilation and air conditioning project.

But on some of those pipes and valves that were either being replaced or cleaned out and reinstalled, workers found marks that looked like swastikas, like Nazi symbols. Many of them are hidden inside concrete, or hidden by insulation.

And workers questioned whether the symbols that are on those pipes and valves should be replaced as they are uncovered in the area, not just cleaned out and reinstalled.

The swastika was used as a symbol of well-being in ancient societies, including those in India, China, Africa, America and Europe, for at least 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler made it the centerpiece of the Nazi flag, according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia. The word swastika comes from thehttps://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lincoln-insider-swastika-found-on-piping-valves-during-construction-project/article_c49e6cc1-1236-5af2-b565-ab3498cce5b6.html Sanskrit svastika, which means good fortune or well-being. Its use may stretch back as far as 7,000 years.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/lincoln-insider-swastika-found-on-piping-valves-during-construction-project/article_c49e6cc1-1236-5af2-b565-ab3498cce5b6.html
(Lincoln Journal Star)

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