The reconstructive work necessary after the ravages of the war was enormous.
Forest trees also suffer from their ravages, especially the conifers (Lophyrus pini).
The great deposits of sculpture and pottery now unearthed, representing all that escaped from the ravages of the Persians and the burning of the ancient shrines, afford a startling revelation of the development of Greek art in the 7th and 6th centuries.
With the rest of the north of England, Bridlington suffered from the ravages of the Normans, and decreased in value from £32 in the reign of Edward the Confessor, when it formed part of the possessions of Earl Morcar, to 8s.
The interior has been much destroyed by the ravages of gold-seekers and amateur excavators.