Will corporate cash save Roman monuments or diminish them?

Sep 09, 2014 1169

They have clothed the world's wealthy fashionistas and bejeweled Hollywood stars. Now, Italy's kings of fashion are poised to give this nation's crumbling monuments a makeover to restore them to their former glory, something the cash-strapped Italian government cannot do.

But as Italy courts private cash to rescue some of the globe's best-known relics of the ancient world, a debate is raging here over the commercialization of history.

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Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com

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