Save the Gladiator Tomb in Rome petition
|Mausoleum of Marcus Nonius Macrinus on the Via Flaminia [Credit: American Institute for Roman Culture]|
Currently, the funding of cultural heritage in Italy (and the world) is, indeed, lamentably lacking, but the "Gladiator tomb" site is exactly the sort of discovery that serves to remind us we need to support heritage sites beyond the initial excavation, discovery, and study.
And few discoveries around world have struck a chord with such a large worldwide audience. Conservation of the site merits further attention and discussion on costs and overall plans for the site should be open for further discussion.
You can sign the petition here
Source: American Institute for Roman Culture [December 10, 2012]