There is something to be said about the implications he draws in choosing to exhibit the remains of the Romans. He generalizes the basis of the human condition, about boundaries, the causes of ethnic conflict: the overwhelming urge to have a place all one’s own, and the destruction that can come with this impulse. Just has the Roman Empire reigned over the land of Israel, so does the current reign claim its stake.
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