promoting cultural heritage and conservation

No Joke: Protect Hadrian’s Villa

What do you get when you put a 21st century landfill next to a nearly 2000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site?

[embarassing pause]

It seems like the joke is on us since the only punch line  is that for the past months, news outlets around the world have been reporting on a project to create a landfill near Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli outside Rome.  Yes, that beautiful and historic Roman site of unparalleled importance and scale just 40 minutes outside of Rome in nearby Tivoli, that amazing imperial villa which is noted as a magnificent example of Roman architecture that has resounded through the ages.  The current plan for a landfill seriously challenges the well-being of the site and other historic monuments in the vicinity, not to mention the socio-environmental affects it will have on the surrounding neighborhood.

Just a a few days ago,Bernard Frischer, professor of Classics at the University of Virginia and long-time supporter of the American Institute for Roman Culture, has started an onine petition to stop this development in an effort to raise more than a signifcant number of signatures proving global support of Hadrian’s Villa.  The AIRC is collaborating as sponsoring instituion of the petition and so far, more than 2000 people have signed, including countless professionals and experts from three continents and all areas of expertise, not just Roman Culture.  And we are not kidding around here.  Cultural Heritage is not a joke.

Please visit this site and blog for more information, make sure to sign the petition.
~ from American Institute for Roman Culture

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    April 26, 2013 at 1:35 am

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