Gilathief (gilathief) wrote,
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Interesting fact about the Colosseum in Rome:

During the 16th and 17th century, Church officials sought a productive role for the vast derelict hulk of the Colosseum. Pope Sixtus V (1585–1590) planned to turn the building into a wool factory to provide employment for Rome's prostitutes, though this proposal fell through with his premature death.
Tags: catholicism, colosseum, funny, history, prostitutes, rome, social reform, the church, wool
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