[Photograph from Alessandro Musicorio on Flickr]
For a few days in September 2010, Rome was burning again, as the video below shows. This was an art installation by artists Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, quoted here from a Reuters piece:
We wanted something to symbolize destruction and creation at once. We wanted to question whether something should exist or not and what the heritage means to us,” said Diaz.
“What would happen if you destroyed a museum or building, is the culture gone? Do we need to build it again or do we have the same culture as we had before?” he asked, as images of flames were projected from the Colosseum’s entrance arches, making it appear to burn from within.