I want to represent to you the destroyer of ancient Sparta, that's why the today's tourist there can see only debris and we the modern Greeks can not found more elements about our ancestors. Please see the video below has english subtitles so anyone can understand what a stupid "Frenchy" faggot sent by the king Louis IE' done to Greece and to the Humanity. "The Abbe Michel Fourmont notoriously claimed the discovery of many important historical inscriptions at Sparta. They were later realised as forgeries at the end of the eighteenth century. Fourmont records in 1730: For a month now, despite illness, I have been engaged with thirty workmen in the entire destruction of Sparta; not a day passes but I find something, and on some I have found up to twenty inscriptions. You understand, Monsieur, with what great joy, and with what fatigue, I have recovered such a great quantity of marbles. . .. If by overturning its walls and temples, if by not leaving one stone on another in the smallest of its sacella, its place will be unknown in the future, 1 at least have something by which to recognise it, and that is something. I have only this means to render my voyage in the Morea illustrious, which otherwise would have been entirely useless, which would have suited neither France, nor me. I am becoming a barbarian in the midst of Greece; this place is not the abode of the Muses, ignorance has driven them out, and it is that which makes me regret France, whither they have retreated. I should have liked to have more time to bring them at least more than bare nourishment, but the orders 1 have just received oblige me to finish. Edward Dodwell on his later visit to Sparta in 1801 reported that Fourmont was still remembered as ordering the defacement of inscriptions he had just recorded." http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?220917-Abbe-Michel-Fourmont-and-Spartan-War-Fund Peterson Gold Blend.