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2005-09-05 08:31:42

By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - The first modern building to be erected in Rome's ancient historic center in decades will be unveiled this month despite repeated attempts to block the minimalist design by famed American architect Richard Meier. Rome will cut the ribbon on the Ara Pacis museum on September 23, five years after works began on the new structure to contain the Altar of Peace built by Augustus in the 1st century BC to celebrate his war victories. Meier and the...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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