Miniature meditations on the imagery I notice as my life moves me around my country and the world.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Intruding medieval tomb, Rimini, Italy
While the modern discoverers of these ancient Roman homes have done their best to preserve them, this was not the case in other eras. Scattered through the site are intrusions from the medieval era, when a cemetery was located atop the site and the deeper burials smashed right through the mosaics to construct their tombs. Ironically, these acts of vandalism are now also ancient historical sites well worth preserving, being well over a thousand years old themselves.