The Trash Heap of History

Monte Testaccio, Rome. [Photo by StefZ] Standing on the peak of Monte Testaccio, Rome’s ancient landfill, I am 115 feet above the street. The slight undulation of the rooftops to the north registers the city’s original seven hills. Broken shards of terracotta at my feet seem to extend into the mosaic of red roof tiles … Continue reading The Trash Heap of History