Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Grotto at Caesar's Palace (updated)

Archaeologists have given us a glimpse of the Sanctuary of Romulus under the Palatine Hill in Rome. Not much to say about this other than it is extremely cool. (Saving my literary energy for the live rutablogging.)

Update 11/23: It may not be the fabled Lupercale after all, but a dining room from Emperor Nero's first palace.

Commenting on the precarious condition of many of Rome's antiquities, Italian chimney sweep Alberto observed, "The Lupercale is fragile, isn't it? Let's be extra cautious!" while executing a series of intricate chalk drawings on the Via Appia.

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