posted on Feb, 15 2005 @ 08:20 PM
I'm excited and cautious about these sorts of things. Like rebuilding the coloseum and the like. Its expensive, and gimicky, and of course the
thing can never really be re-stored so much as simply 'recreated'. Heck, no one really even knows what the Colossus is supposed to look like. And
all of the funds, well, there's just so much out there in terms of archaeology in those regions and even specific to those times, that hasn't even
been touched. So the money could certainly be put to better use, especially since they are going to use archaeologists to, at a minimum, give the
thing some sort of 'legitimacy'. It'd be great if they bargained so that, say, a percentage of its benefits each year was spent on research, but
thats pretty doubtful.
I once overheard, for example, one paleontologist remark that with teh amount of money made from the first Jurassic Park, that they could've made a
museum quality replica of practically every paleontological display specimin in the world. Now, presumably, thats a bit of an hypberbole, but still,
I should think that the point remains.