Berlusconi causes incident at Etruscan exhibition

This video from Italy says about itself:

This movie is a short demo of the VR application dedicated to the virtual exploration of the Regolini Galassi tomb in Cerveteri and developed by CNR ITABC.

It is part of the european project “Etruscanning 3D” whose partners are: Allard Pierson Museum (archaeological museum, part of the University of Amsterdam) in Amsterdam; the National Museum for Antiquities in Leiden, the Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, Belgium, CNR-ITABC in Rome and Visual Dimension in Ename, Belgium; associated partners are: the Vatican Museum and the Villa Giulia, the famous museum on Etruscan culture in Rome. Also CNR ISCIMA gave a scientific contribute to the cultural contents.

Translated from Dutch news agency Novum:

Conflict between Italy and the Netherlands over Berlusconi joke

Last update: October 13, 2011 8:19 ​​p.m.

AMSTERDAM – At the opening of an exhibition on the Etruscans in Amsterdam Thursday afternoon a conflict broke out.

The Italian Ambassador Franco Giordano and his entourage walked away after NOS TV correspondent Andrea Vreede in her lecture compared Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to sex-crazed Etruscan kings.

Does this Ambassador Franco Giordano have no sense of humor, walking away from the Allard Pierson museum because of a joke?

Is His Excellency Giordano the ambassador of the Italian people, the overwhelming majority of whom detest Berlusconi, or of Berlusconi of the “Rubygate” and multiple “corruptiongate” scandals?

Actually, it looks like Ms Vreede (who has a degree in archaeology) has been too mild in her Berlusconi joke. She should not have compared Berlusconi to a sex-crazed Etruscan king (or to Julius Caesar), but to a sex-crazed 21st century mafia don. Which Berlusconi basically is.

One of Silvio Berlusconi’s “escorts” has publicly encouraged women to view their beauty as a marketable asset. Some of the prime minister’s political opponents say his tenure has degraded the atmosphere for women in the work force: here.

The courts may have overturned Silvio Berlusconi’s conviction for having sex with a under-age prostitute, but Italy is still bunga bunga country, says TOM GILL: here.

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6 thoughts on “Berlusconi causes incident at Etruscan exhibition

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    But the court indicted Berlusconi’s eldest son, Pier Silvio Berlusconi, Mediaset chairman Fedele Confalonieri and nine others.

    The prime minister faces three active trials in Milan, including one for allegedly paying for sex with an underage Moroccan girl.


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