Execution of Louis XVI (21 January 1793). The body of the king was the object of looting by some citizens present

Execution of Louis XVI (21 January 1793). The body of the king was the object of looting by some citizens present

The disturbing phenomenon of looting unfortunately it is not a recent invention of mankind but a typical expression of its lower instincts that always accompanies.

The French Revolution It was not only a celebration of noble ideals and memorable fights for freedom, but also a bewildering set of horrific acts of violence and injustice that solemn as he tried to justify the need for political, but very little actually, indeed nothing, They had to do with the concepts of equality and fraternity which it was intended, sacrosanct, champions.

The words of Louis-Sébastien Mercier, eyewitness dell’execution of Louis XVI, turn out, about it, lighting:

“The blood of the king was still running and some you dipped your fingers, feathers or pieces of paper. Someone tasted it and said,: "Il est bougrement salé" alluding to that of cattle reared in the salt marshes of the South. An aide to the Executioner sold on the steps of the scaffold packs of hair sovereign and ribbons to keep them tied. Each pack also contained a few fragments of dress and other souvenirs. I saw people strolling arm in arm, laughing and joking amiably, as if they were at a party ".

ordinary everyday scenes in Paris in 1793 (Photo gives: codazzi.mitreum.it).