New Google Search – Engine: Search International English Language Newspaper’s! Example – term: “ARCHAEOLOGY.” LA SVOLTA – Google più vicina ai giornali Motore nostro, pubblicità a voi. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (26.06.2010).

New Google Search – Engine: Search International English Language Newspaper’s! Example – term: “ARCHAEOLOGY.”

LA SVOLTA – Google più vicina ai giornali Motore nostro, pubblicità a voi. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (26.06.2010).

Foto: Imagine of the international English language Newspapers with the search word: ‘Archaeology.’

Foto: Immaginate di quotidiani internazionali in lingua inglese con la parola da cercare: ‘Archeologia’].

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Roberto Meneghini, Episodi di Trasformazione del Paessaggio Urbano nella Roma Altomedivale attraverso l’ analisi di due contesti: un isolato in Piazza cinquecento e l’area dei Fori Imperiali, Archeologia Medievale, XXIII, 53-99 [pp. 1-9]. Aggiornato 2010.

Roberto Meneghini, Episodi di Trasformazione del Paessaggio Urbano nella Roma Altomedivale attraverso l’ analisi di due contesti: un isolato in Piazza cinquecento e l’area dei Fori Imperiali, Archeologia Medievale, XXIII, 53-99 [pp. 1-9]. [Martin G. Conde (a cura di), Incluso: nuove mappe supplementari e aggiornata bibliografia a partire dal 2010].

Rome: Metro ‘C’ Subway Line – Archaeological Surveys (08.2005 – 03.2008). Station Chiesa Nuova, Largo Argentina & Piazza Venezia. View: From Chiesa Nouva, Largo Argentina & Piazza Venezia. / Map: Rodolfo Lanciani, Forma Urbis Romae (1893-1901 / 1988).

Rome – Metro C Excavations (03/2008). “I’m speaking very speculatively here. But we might have found something.” Dott.ssa Fedora Filippi.

“…How does one of the world’s most historic cities build a groundbreaking subway line? Extremely slowly—and with teams of archaeologists standing by….”

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Fonti / text source: Stephan Faris, Rome’s Developing Subway. (April 2008). =

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/romes-developing-subway

Fonti / foto source: Rome – Metro C Archaeological Excavations (2005-2008). Map: R. Lanciani , Forma Urbis Romae, 1988 2nd edt. (Plate XXI / section upper right – Thermae Agrippae) & (Plate XXII / section upper left – Fori Imperiali). Fonti / Map source: Copyright © 1999-2008 René Seindalsights.seindal.dk/sight/290_Lanciani_Forma_Urbis_Romae.html

Designed by: Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA (21.04.2008). mgconde@yahoo.com

Rome – Archaeological News – ROME’S COLOSSEUM.; INTERESTING RESULTS OF EXCAVATIONS. OLD-TIME ENTERTAINMENTS RECENT DISCOVERIES THE USES OF THE ARENA. THE NEW YORK TIMES (OCT.4, 1874, pg. 10).

Rome – Archaeological News – ROME’S COLOSSEUM.; INTERESTING RESULTS OF EXCAVATIONS.OLD-TIME ENTERTAINMENTS RECENT DISCOVERIES THE USES OF THE ARENA. THE NEW YORK TIMES (OCT.4, 1874, pg. 10).
“…The excavations in the Colosseum have now reached a certain degree of completion, and far exceed in general interest any of the important works of exploration which, since the commencement of this century, have restored so much of the remains of the ancient city to light. “


Fonti / source: NYT (04.10.1874), pg. 10.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9A0DE3DD173DE43BBC4C53DFB667838F669FDE

Roma – Campidoglio: Il capolavoro ritrovato sui muri del Campidoglio – E’ un affresco medievale (…) un pittore di primo piano nel ‘300. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (15.06.2010), pg. 1.

Roma – Campidoglio: Il capolavoro ritrovato sui muri del Campidoglio – E’ un affresco medievale (…) un pittore di primo piano nel ‘300. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (15.06.2010), pg. 1.

“ROMA – Dietro la carta da parati ingiallita di un ufficio comunale in disuso, l’apparizione di un Cristo trionfante e dei suoi fedeli Pietro e Paolo. Un trittico medievale è stato scoperto in questi giorni in una torre del Palazzo Senatorio sul Campidoglio. I protagonisti dell’affresco hanno resistito a secoli di mutilazioni, abbattimenti, incuria, lavori maldestri., ecc…”

Fonti / source: Roma – Campidoglio: Il capolavoro ritrovato sui muri del Campidoglio – E’ un affresco medievale (…) un pittore di primo piano nel ‘300. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (15.06.2010), pg. 1.

Salviamo il Colosseo dal Commissariamento! di Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA (11.06.2010), in: Patrimoniosos.it ( a cura di), INTERVENTI E RECENSIONI (15.06.2010).

“This commission, ‘the Extra-Ordinary Commission for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia’ is gradually destroying the Professionalism that is needed to properly manage the Archaeological Infrastructure of Rome.”

‘Salviamo il Colosseo dal Commissariamento!’ di Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA (11.06.2010),in:

Patrimoniosos.it ( a cura di), INTERVENTI E RECENSIONI (15.06.2010).

fonti / source: http://www.patrimoniosos.it/rsol.php?op=getintervento&id=953

ROMA – SCOPERTO IL MAUSOLEO DEL “GLADIATORE” – MARCO N. MACRINO / LA STATUA DELLA MOGLIE (11.06.2010 – aggiornato da 15/11/2008). foto: Dott.ssa l’ archeologa Daniela Rossi (SSBAR).

ROMA – SCOPERTO IL MAUSOLEO DEL “GLADIATORE” – MARCO N. MACRINO / LA STATUA DELLA MOGLIE (CORRIERE DELLA SERA 11.06.2010 – aggiornato da 15/11/2008).

“…Scoperto il mausoleo del «gladiatore», generale dell’imperatore Marco Aurelio. Nei pressi di Due Ponti, sulla via Flaminia, riemergono la tomba di Marco N. Macrino e la statua della moglie (11 giugno 2010 / ultima modifica: 14 giugno 2010).”

ROMA – SCOPERTO IL MAUSOLEO DEL “GLADIATORE” – MARCO N. MACRINO / LA STATUA DELLA MOGLIE (11.06.2010 – aggiornato da 15/11/2008).

ROMA – SCOPERTO IL MAUSOLEO DEL “GLADIATORE” – MARCO N. MACRINO / LA STATUA DELLA MOGLIE (11.06.2010 – aggiornato da 15/11/2008).

ROMA – “…Scoperto il mausoleo del «gladiatore», generale dell’imperatore Marco Aurelio. Nei pressi di Due Ponti, sulla via Flaminia, riemergono la tomba di Marco N. Macrino e la statua della moglie….”

(Paolo Brogi, di CORRIERE DELLA SERA – 11 giugno 2010 / ultima modifica: 14 giugno 2010).

Philippe Ridet “Le Colise grand corps malade.” LE MONDE / 10 juin 2010, p. 16 = “Il colosseo di Roma è malato“: del colosseo di Roma’. L’anfiteatro Flavio “è afflitto e torturato da numerosi mali“ LE MONDE (10.06.2010), p. 16.

Philippe Ridet “Le Colise grand corps malade.” LE MONDE / 10 juin 2010, p. 16 =

“Il colosseo di Roma è malato“: del colosseo di Roma’. L’anfiteatro Flavio “è afflitto e torturato da numerosi mali.” LE MONDE (10.06.2010), p. 16.

“…Le célèbre amphithéâtre de Rome souffre des phénomènes sismiques, de la pollution et du tourisme de masse. L’Etat peinant à financer la conservation de ce patrimoine, des investisseurs privés sont sollicités.”

~ Philippe Ridet “Le Colise grand corps malade.” LE MONDE / 10 juin 2010, p. 16

“…Il giornale transalpino Le Monde denuncia il pessimo stato in cui versa il monumento simbolo della capitale, le scarse risorse destinate alla sua cura, le prospettive tutt’altro che rosee. “Il colosseo di Roma è malato“: comincia così un lungo articolo con richiamo in prima pagina pubblicato oggi dal quotidiano francese Le Monde, intitolato ‘Le sofferenze del colosseo di Roma’. L’anfiteatro Flavio “è afflitto e torturato da numerosi mali“, spiega ancora il giornale secondo cui i 500.000 euro destinati annualmente al monumento più celebre della capitale sono “una miseria“. “Una situazione – prosegue Le Monde – che mostra lo scarso investimento dello Stato italiano nella manutenzione di un patrimonio immenso“, cosa che ha spinto le autorità a chiedere l’aiuto di investitori privati. “Ma in tempi di crisi come questi – conclude il giornale – domandare a questi sponsor 23 milioni di euro per pulire e consolidare l’anfiteatro romano non sarà facile”.”

“This commission, ‘the Extra-Ordinary Commission for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia’ is gradually destroying the Professionalism that is needed to properly manage the Archaeological Infrastructure of Rome.” [1].

“This commission, ‘the Extra-Ordinary Commission for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia’ is gradually destroying the Professionalism that is needed to properly manage the Archaeological Infrastructure of Rome.” [1].

~ Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA. (11.06.2010).

If the Italian political appointees, especially those who are currently entrusted with the overall safeguarding and enhancement of Italy’s vast wealth of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage, i.e.:

Min. Sandro Bondi – Italy’s Minster of Culture.

Francesco Giro – Under-Secretary of Italy’s Ministry of Culture.

Arch. Roberto Cecchi – Italy’s Secretary General of Culture.

Mario Resca – Director General of the ‘Valorizzione’ for Italy’s Cultural Heritage.

Guido Bertolaso – [the now disgraced former], Extra Ordinary Commissioner for the Archaeological Areas of Rome and Ostia.

If these political appointees, of the current 4th government of Silvio Berlusconi (2008-present), where required meet the same level of professional standards, accountability and rigorous ethic criteria, that is demanded from the hundreds or so professional archaeologists, architects, restoration specialists, museum curators, custodians, and tour guides, currently employed within the various agencies administered by the Italian Ministry of Culture [MIBAC]; Both, Italy and Rome by far, and unquestionably would have one World’s best managed and protected collections of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage sites.

Unfortunately, in the case of the current situation Italy’s and especially Rome, it is the complete opposite. As of now, Italy and Rome’s vast wealth of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage, is fact administered by Min. Sandro “I know nothing of Art” Bondi and the other’s political cronies cited above; all who are nothing more than a collection of Berlusconi’s dubious political cronies; all whose self-serving interest, incompetence, greediness, corruptive political bureaucratic practices, have collectively over the last two-years, grossly mis-managed and left numerous archaeological and cultural sites throughout Italy and Rome in such a unfathomable disarray and disrepair; and, finally sadly Bondi and the other’s, during this time have shown absolutely no respect and / or have completely ignored the professional competency of the hundreds or so professional and dedicated archaeologists, architects, restoration specialists, museum curators, custodians, tour guides, and the other employee’s of the MIBAC.

Too emphasizes, just how corrupt and poorly managed Rome’s Archaeological Heritage is by the current administration of Min. Bondi, and his political staff of: Francesco Giro, Arch. Roberto Cecchi & Mario Resca, etc., the posting of the news & petition by the: Association of Italian Restorers (ARI) as of June 10, 2010, pleads to the Italy’s and the world professional academic and public community with the following urgent petition: =

“Salviamo il Colosseo dal Commissariamento!”

“SAVE THE COLOSSEUM FROM THE COMMISSIONARY ADMINISTRATION!”

“RETTEN WIR DAS KOLOSSEUM VOR DER KOMMISSARISCHEN VERWALTUNG!”

Now published on the web site of  (2) of June 11th, 2010, reporting, that Arch. Roberto Cecchi (3), now wants the restoration of the Colosseum in Rome to be entrusted to Private Construction Firms and not the world respected professional organization of the ‘Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR)’ of Rome (4), as the high-lighted text [my emphasis & along with my footnotes # 5, 6, & 7, added] in the petition stated here, specifically mentions:

SAVE THE COLOSSEUM FROM THE COMMISSIONARY ADMINISTRATION!

“The Colosseum faces its greatest risk in its long history: the special commission for the safeguard of the archeological sites in Rome, Architect Roberto Cecchi, has decided to entrust the restoration of the monument, symbol for the whole history of ancient Rome, to construction enterprises instead of firms for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Using the enormous decisional power, which he has inherited from Bertolaso (Head of the Italian emergency protection service), the commission has downgraded the Colosseum: in the year 2000 a pilot project, conducted by conservation professionals and lauded worldwide [5], had been carried out, in order to pin down the correct application techniques. Now instead, drafting for the purpose a new and crude restoration project for the damaged surfaces, huge construction enterprises, on which converge the sympathy and trust of the commission, instead of firms for the conservation of cultural heritage, have been called to lay hand on the monument. This condemnable practice has already been adopted for a part of the Colosseum and other very important monuments of the Roman Forums, as for example the Temple of Antonino e Faustina, completely disregarding the law, which identifies in the conservation professionals the legitimate figure to carry out these delicate projects, in order to guaranty the best possible conservation of the monument.

The Special Commission, created to carry out the restoration works on the archeological monuments faster and better, has chosen to put their conservation in the utmost risk: an inappropriate intervention risks to remove the most significant layers of the monument’s surface causing an unrecoverable damage; many monuments contracted by the public administration in Rome in recent years shared the same fate in the complete lack of interest by the media [6].

Sign the petition brought forward by the Association of Italian Restorers (ARI) to abolish the Special Commission and save the roman monuments, recovering legality and the correct application of the applying laws. Sign, so that the 9th article of Italian constitution, which obligates the Republic to protect its cultural and artistic heritage, is respected.” [7].

The Colosseum is heritage to all of us!

[End of petition text]

This petition as cited here above, and the other petitions and protests by professional Italian archaeologists, restorations specialists, scholars and students, etc., over the past two years (2008-10) only reinforces my comments here, as too the complete lack of professionalism by Min. Bondi, and his political staff of: Francesco Giro, Arch. Roberto Cecchi & Mario Resca, etc., and their actions will gradually and with very series consequences, eventually destroy the Professionalism that is needed to Properly Manage the Archaeological Infrastructure of Rome.

~ Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA (11.06.2010).  mgconde@yahoo.com

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1). Martin G. Conde (edit. / a cura di), ‘Commissario delegato per le Aree Archeologiche di Roma e Ostia Antica (2008-2010).’ Portfolio of news articles and information regarding the Commission of Rome and Ostia, etc. / Ulteriori informazioni relative anche alla Commissione (2008-2010)]. =  http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/sets/72157623116127791/detail/

2). Arch. Roberto Cecchi, Segretario Generale di Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. =http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/MenuPrincipale/Ministero/La-struttura-organizzativa/index.html

3). ‘Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR)’ = http://iscr.beniculturali.it/

4). ‘Salviamo il Colosseo dal Commissariamento! / SAVE THE COLOSSEUM FROM THE COMMISSIONARY ADMINISTRATION!’ (June 11, 2010). = http://www.patrimoniosos.it/rsol.php?op=getarticle&id=71530

5). Roma Archaeologia. Interventi per la tutela e la fruizione del patrimonio archeologico – secondo rapporto (17.05.2010). di Adriano La Regina (La Repubblica (18.05.2010), p. 7. =  http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/4619051358/in/set-72157623116127791/

6). M. G. Conde, “Italy & Rome: Protecting Italy’s Cultural Heritage – ‘Il grande <<business>> dell arte – Who ultimately decides the future for Italy’s & Rome’s past? The Politicians or the Scholars & the Archaeologists?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/sets/72157604863035128/detail/

7). M. Conde, (edit.), Protecting Rome’s Archaeological Heritage – Comments by: Prof’s: ‘R. B. Bandinelli, G. Carettoni, E. La Rocca & L. Cozza;’ in: ‘The Ageless Ruins of Italy are in Danger (…). The New York Times (Feb. 25, 1973) p. 452’. In: Commissario delegato per le Aree Archeologiche di Roma e Ostia Antica (2008-10).

Pg. 1/3 = http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/4311240933/in/set-72157623116127791/

Pg. 2/3 = http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/4311977908/in/set-72157623116127791/

Pg. 3/3 = http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/4311241589/in/set-72157623116127791/

Dott.ssa Arch. Barbara Baldrati, “Il quartiere Sallustiano nella sua evoluzione storica,” in: AA.VV., IL PALAZZO di Via Boncompagni, Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, (2005), pp. 16‐32.

Dott.ssa Arch. Barbara Baldrati, “Il quartiere Sallustiano nella sua evoluzione storica,” in: AA.VV., IL PALAZZO di Via Boncompagni, Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, (2005), pp. 16‐32.

Foto di: Dott.ssa Arch. Barbara Baldrati (Roma),* è stata un’attrice “La Vita nel Foro Romano” extra nella Video Rai.TV – Ulisse – Il Foro Romano 29.05.2010.

Foto di: Dott.ssa Arch. Barbara Baldrati (Roma),* è stata un’attrice “La Vita nel Foro Romano” extra nella Video Rai.TV – Ulisse – Il Foro Romano 29.05.2010.
* s.v., Dott.ssa Arch. Barbara Baldrati, “Planimetrie dell’area dei Fori Imperiali / Scavo – Stato Attuale dell’ Area Fori Imperiali – 2002-04.” © Tutti i diritti riservati 2010.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/sets/72157619877459438/detail/

Rome – The Forum of Trajan: Excavations / Discoveries (1995-2010): Forum of Trajan and the “Colonia di Granchi.” (Winter 2006 & Spring 2010).

Rome – The Forum of Trajan: Excavations / Discoveries (1995-2010): Forum of Trajan and the “Colonia di Granchi.” (Winter 2006 & Spring 2010).

Rome – The Forum of Trajan: Excavations / Discoveries (1995-2010): Forum of Trajan and the “Colonia di Granchi.” (Winter 2006 & Spring 2010).

Rome – The Forum of Trajan: Excavations / Discoveries (1995-2010): Forum of Trajan and the “Colonia di Granchi.” (Winter 2006 & Spring 2010).

Orietta Verdi (a cura di), “In presentia mei notarii. Piante e disegni nei protocolli dei Notai Capitolini (1605-1875). PUBBLICAZIONI DEGLI ARCHIVI DI STATO STRUMENTI CLXXXLI, MibAC-DGA (Copyright 2009-10) / (pp. 1-198 di PDF [1/3]).

Orietta Verdi (a cura di), “In presentia mei notarii. Piante e disegni nei protocolli dei Notai Capitolini (1605-1875). PUBBLICAZIONI DEGLI ARCHIVI DI STATO STRUMENTI CLXXXLI, MibAC-DGA (Copyright 2009-10) / (pp. 1-198 di PDF [1/3]).

Roma – Foro Romano – Curia, Comitium e Niger Lapis, scavi di Prof. Giacomo Boni. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

Roma – Foro Romano – Curia, Comitium e Niger Lapis, scavi di Prof. Giacomo Boni. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

Roma – Foro Romano – Curia, Comitium e Niger Lapis, scavi di Prof. Giacomo Boni. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

Roma – Foro Romano – Curia, Comitium e Niger Lapis, scavi di Prof. Giacomo Boni. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

Roma – Foro Romano – L’ archaeologia dei luoghi, Comitium e Niger Lapis. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

Roma – Foro Romano – L’ archaeologia dei luoghi, Comitium e Niger Lapis. Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

ROME – THE IMPERIAL FORA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS & RELATED STUDIES (1995-2009). New WEBGIS 3-D digital archaeological surveys of the Cloaca Maxima below the Forum of Nerva (2009-10). Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).

ROME – THE IMPERIAL FORA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS & RELATED STUDIES (1995-2009). New WEBGIS 3-D digital archaeological surveys of the Cloaca Maxima below the Forum of Nerva (2009-10). Fonti: Ulisse – Il Foro Romano RAI.tv (29/05/2010).