Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ancient Site of Carthage in Danger
This article, by an archaeologist who has excavated at Carthage, says that the recently-overthrown government of Tunisia did not respect or preserve the integrity of the archaeological site of Carthage. The ousted dictator allowed real estate developers to put up condos, etc., "near" (really near) Roman ruins. During his day, no one was allowed to complain about this violation, but now Tunisian archaeologists are sounding the alarm.
There is a link at the end of the article to a petition to save Carthage. Note that Carthage is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Carthago servanda est. (Had to say it.)

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