Lamenting Curator

Lamenting Curator

[ July, 2015 ] We visited Locri, which is a bit south of Roccella Jonica, where we stayed in southern Italy.

The reason we went there is that apparently this was an ancient Greek town and there are ruins with the museum.

But when we got there,  we found that many parts of the ruins were closed for work.

In the museum, the curator, who was a large middle-aged woman, told us “because you can only see a limited amount of things, I will charge you 10 euros for both of you, plus the book”.

The exhibits were interesting.

As you can see from the photo, the faces were a bit different from the Greek ones we see usually.

I would say they were a bit Asian.

The ruins here include an amphitheatre and other things, but what we could see on the day was really limited.

The curator said “My current boss, who looks after this area, is not a specialist of Ancient Greece. That is why this place is not taken care of much”.

There are politics in any fields.

The repairing work seemed to have been going on and on and they were suffering from a lack of advertising, too.

A visitor, who happened to have majored in archaeology in southern Italy, said “We did not learn that there were so many important ruins here”.

The curator said to us “Write about this museum to let people know”.

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