Program 691: Climate Change Watch; The Art of Rome; Seeing the Ancient World
Release Date: 10-08-2022
Learn to see Rome — the way the ancient Romans did — as the opulent and innovative city that gave Europe a common culture. Look closer at the even more-ancient worlds of the Greeks and Egyptians, and what their antiquities can tell us about their lives. And find out what's being done to protect important cultural sites today from the ravages of the world's changing climate.
- Dr. Jonathan Bell, vice-president of programs, World Monuments Fund
- Gene Openshaw, lead writer for the "Rick Steves Art of Europe" TV series
- Call-out to Rome-based tour guide Francesca Caruso
- Greece-based tour guide Anastasia Gaitanou
- Egypt-based tour guide Colin Clement
- The World Monuments Fund has selected 25 sites for its 2022 Watch, released in March. WMF is based in New York City, with affiliate offices in London, Mumbai, Lima, Lisbon and Madrid. Dr. Jonathan Bell is their vice-president of programs.
- Francesca Caruso's website includes her contact information in Rome.
- Gene Openshaw co-authored "Europe's 100 Top Masterpieces" with Rick.
- Rick's new six-hour, six-week miniseries, Rick Steves The Art of Europe, is airing now on public television nationwide. Check your local listings.
- Colin Clement wrote about the international effort to uncover ancient underwater ruins near Alexandria. He recommends the temple hall at Karnak, just north of Luxor, as one of the most important ancient sites to visit in Egypt.
- Anastasia Gaitanou recommends the recently-discovered Macedonian royal tomb at Vergina as one of the most important ancient sites to visit in northern Greece, with its original treasures.
- Pausanias' travels are available to read online from Fordham University.
- The Fado Museum lists sites where you can hear fado music in Lisbon.
More with Jonathan Bell - Rick talks with Jonathan Bell of the World Monuments Fund, about historic water systems under threat by climate change-related issues. Jonathan explains what’s happening to historic aquifers that feed a series of community water fountains in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. (runs 2:31)