Save the Gladiator Tomb!

T’other day we mentioned that Italy plans to rebury to so-called ‘Gladiator Tomb’ found a few years ago due to lack of funds (‘Gladiator Tomb’ to be Reburied? (‘Gladiator Tomb’ to be Reburied?) … although I didn’t say it at the time, although reburial of monuments to preserve them is not uncommon, this one seems a bit short-sighted. You have to think that the tourist potential of this would be huge … On a more practical side, the site really has not been studied and so the fine folks at the AIRC have set up a petition urging the powers-that-be to reconsider the reburial plans. The goal is to get 5000 signatures and so far they’re sitting at 639 (as of this writing, of course). Check out (and perhaps sign) the petition here:

[n.b. after you sign, you are taken to a screen asking for a donation to the petition company; it might appear to you that you have to pay to sign, but you have already signed]