Art: Fall of the Mali

When a big-name citizens' committee announced plans to erect on Georgia's Pine Mountain a vast granite memorial to the nation's history (TIME, Aug. 17), the project was billed as a monument "comparable to the pyramids of Egypt in immensity and transcending other wonders-of-the-world in its intent." Cost: $25 million, to be raised by public subscription. Last week it became apparent that public tastes had changed a bit since the days of the Pharaohs. Because contributions had not yet reached the initial subscription goal, plans for the ambitious "Hall of Our History" were quietly filed away.


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