"Worldwide Pilfering Crisis II" Rome Favorite Tip by mrclay2000

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  lion, foot of Cordonata, Capitoline Hill
by mrclay2000

Favorite thing: In the later empire, Rome had lost much of its ability to feed itself. Most of the grains and corns were imported from provinces in Egypt and Africa. Italy had almost lost its entire capacity and experience in agriculture. Throughout the city you'll see Egyptian sculptures that are not tributes to the older culture (now the grainary of Rome), but rather pilfered originals, stolen when the province was conquered.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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