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toldinstone posted a topic in VacatioHello all- I recently created a (free) online resource to help those visiting Rome (and anyone interested in things Roman) gain a clear sense of the connections between Rome's monuments and Roman history. The resource is "A History of Rome in Fifteen Buildings," hosted on my website toldinstone.com: https://toldinstone.com/rome/ The "History of Rome in Fifteen Buildings" combines podcasts (also available as Youtube videos), short stories, and photo essays to tell the story of the Eternal City. The first ten buildings, which range in date from the foundation of Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, will probably be most interesting to readers of this site. I also developed a walking tour of the Roman Forum in the Age of Augustus to explore the Forum's connections with the careers of Julius Caesar and Augustus: https://toldinstone.com/the-roman-forum-in-the-age-of-augustus/ I hope these will be interesting/useful. Feel free to contact me (either by replying here or by email) if you have any comments or suggestions. Vale, Dr. Garrett Ryan
Very interesting article which traces the significance Stonehenge has held through the centuries to different generations. “HOW grand! How wonderful! How incomprehensible!” Thus Richard Colt Hoare, a British antiquarian and archeologist, delivered his verdict on Stonehenge in the first volume of his Ancient History of Wiltshire, published in the early 19th century. His reaction was typical of the complex emotions stirred within visitors to this prehistoric monument on the windswept Salisbury Plain over the past 4500 years. With its five great central trilithons (each comprising two massive upright stones, some weighing more than 32,000kg, capped with a horizontal lintel), and scores of smaller bluestones transported to the site from the Preseli Hills of Wales, about 290km to the west, the stone circle is certainly magnificent. But it is also baffling. The article continues here. Incidentally, I also found the BBC documentary the writer refers to in the article!