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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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