Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Roman ruins, Rimini, Italy

A map of the site, showing two Roman homes (one a surgeon's house from the height of the Pax Romana, the other from a wealthy person in the late Empire) and more areas under cover. The site was discovered during the course of ordinary urban renovations, which were then pre-empted by archaeology. I can only think what a mixed blessing it is to build in such ancient lands, where fabulous discoveries and shattered current plans go hand in hand.