Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,

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The Glory of the Ancient World

The ancient Roman city of Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi was one of the largest cities in the world for its time. With 30,000 inhabitants, its olive oil industry was well-known and urns of its products were found throughout the ancient world. Archaeologists discovering the ancient city discovered wonderful statues, mosaics and many well-preserved buildings that would have provided a treasure trove of information about ancient Roman life.

"Would have"? Immediately after the discovery was made, Spanish officials destroyed the remains to make room for a car park.

Good to be reminded that the US isn't the only country churning out morons who don't realize that there are some things more important than simple economics.
Tags: economics, philosophy, politics
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