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June 16, 2008

Ancient Roman Slave Cemetery Found at Ostia Antica

Judith Harris

The little community of slaves laboring at the port at Ancient Ostia, at the mouth of the Tiber River, was desperately poor, but when the eight-year-old boy died, they endowed his...

June 6, 2008

Naples Walks Alone, on Burning and Bloodied Sidewalks

Judith Harris
Interiors of the castle in Ottaviano (Naples). It has been the headquarters of Raffaele Cutolo, boss of Camorra (Neapolitan mafia) in the 1970s and 1980s. Now it is proprerty of Italian State.

"The territory is divided into fiefs; leadership is turned over to a capozona (local boss); membership is expanded through blood ties; and they show an extraordinary capacity to...