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ULTIME NEWS ED EVENTI
on 2nd July, we presented our exhibition “The invisible image: The Tomb of the Diver 50 years after its discovery” (open until 7 October in Paestum) at the Archeological Museum of Naples, with the director Paolo Giulierini and the scholar and artist Paul Carter (of Melbourne), the man behind “Metabolism. The exhibition of the unseen”. At the ensuing reception, there was also a young Australian researcher, who stated that she would go to Pompeii the last day before returning home, and that Pompeii was definitely much better than Paestum! Professor Paul Carter and I (maybe also because we were at our second drink), instead of trying to delve into the matter (what does “better” mean in this context?), attempted a rather contorted line of reasoning and stated that, whereas Pompeii is surely better-known, actually Paestum is much better. Our friend did not take kindly to it, as if we had tried to convince her of something absurd, like two plus two equals five. To reestablish order, she then asked our waitress which was better: Pompeii or Paestum? And here the miracle took place, because it turned out that the Neapolitan waitress is very fond of Paestum! She told…