Saturday, May 16, 2009

"There is Poetry to be Found Here"

There's a great story in today's NY Times about the Romans in Provence: how they lived and what they left behind. To write the piece, the paper's Paris bureau correspondent Elaine Sciolino toured Orange, Nimes, Arles and St. Remy, exploring well-known sites but also some you've probably never have heard of. It's so easy to forget what's right under our noses as we go about our everyday...and Elaine's piece reminded me of the magic. I can't wait to see the 20 Roman sculptures and bronzes that scuba-diving archaelogists pulled recently from the depths of the Rhone, including a marble bust of Julius Caesar dating from around 49 B.C., believed to the oldest representation made during his lifetime. The objects are undergoing restoration and will be displayed this fall, at the Musée Départemental de l’Arles Antique.

You can read the Times story by clicking here.

Photo by Ed Alcock for the NY Times.

1 comment:

  1. Julie, Thanks so much for your informative and entertaining blog!
    I look forward to each post, learning more things each time. I'm anxious to meet you when we move to France this September. It amazes me to think that we will be living permanently so close to the Pont du Gard!!
    Rainey Vivier
    Tallahassee, FL



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