Sunday, April 19, 2009

19 April 2009

A series of caves beneath L'Aquila were revealed by the deadly Abruzzo earthquake, some of which may have been used by prehistoric humans [Via Explorator; Adnkronos; (bis)]

EternallyCool reports on chariot races in honor of Rome's upcoming birthday.

The collection of Pompeian frescoes will reopen in the Naples Museum on April 29, after a decade of being closed. (No word on when they'll be open next once the 29th has passed...)

A Franco Valente philippic on the destruction of (possibly Roman) stone terraces near Venafro in Molise.

An Italian study of 3000 middle- and high-school students in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain finds that Italian students show the least interest in museums and monuments while Spanish students show the most.

1 comment:

Laura said...

dan - that chariot racing thing is sweet! i wish i could comment on eternallycool's blog without logging on, but just so it's clear, a biga is a two-horsed chariot, not a two-wheeled chariot. that is an irritating piece of misinformation for me and I needed to clear it up somewhere, so i'm using your blog in the hopes that someone will read it!!