Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Fall of Rome, Again

Rome is apparently falling apart, literally.

An article has detailed how archeological sites are crumbling. Pieces of the Colosseum and the Domus Area (Golden House of Nero) are falling, collapsing just as the empire fell in upon itself fifteen hundred years ago.

Romans are modernizing the Eternal City and the vast archeological sites are suffering. As the article says, the entire country is one big archeological site! You stumble upon ruins more readily than vineyards.

It really breaks my heart to see this. Nowhere is history more tangible than in Rome.

No comments: