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Notes on the Geography of Italy: Rome's Future in the Past: Photo 10

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We're atop the Palatine and overlooking the Circus Maximus. Beyond it: a building that did escape the past better than many others. It's from 1938 and was built to house the Ministry of African Colonies. Since 1951, the building has served as the headquarters of the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization. To its left, and standing out against the trees, is the Stele of Axum, taken from one of those colonies in 1937.

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