A few miles East of Venice, is the island of Torcello. It is a quaint, picturesque looking island with a history dating back to the Early Middle Ages-(and perhaps earlier). In the middle of the island there is a small, but historically significant stone chair which served as the Throne of Attila The Hun. While Attila ruled his Central European Empire from Hungary, apparently, he had another Royal Chair located in Northeast Italy. Historians and Archeologists, however, dispute the idea that this ancient stone chair was built for Attila and that it was built about 100 years after his death. The ancient stone chair probably belonged either to the Governor or Archbishop of the island-(around 1500 years ago).
But, there is actually a larger moral question that is rooted in history, while also transcending history. Let's say, the Historians and Archeologists were just wrong about the chronology and future evidence actually proves that this stone chair was indeed, Attila's Throne, the question is as follows:
If this modest and rather unpretentious looking ancient stone chair was, in fact, the Throne of one of the most famous and infamous Barbarians in World History, should a traveler-(or even a resident of Torcello island), sit on this chair or even approach this chair? Would it be morally appropriate or wise to sit on or even approach the Throne/Chair of a notoriously barbarous, fearsome Leader, such as Attila The Hun? Should one have moral hesitations, questions and reservations beforehand and would it be wise to pause and seriously think about the moral consequentiality of such a decision?
(Note: Attila The Hun's Latin nickname was, "The scourge of God").