By the time the armies of Thailand and Cambodia end their battle for Preah Vihear, an 11th-century temple on the border between the two countries, there may be nothing left to fight over.
It's hard to say what, exactly, sparked this latest round of violence - the triggers seem as murky as the conflicting territorial claims.
I love history. I have a great appreciation for the labor and cultures of our ancestors. It bothers me to read about this destruction and that nobody really seems to know for sure why they are doing this. Meanwhile, a treasure that is irreplaceable is being torn apart.