Arcore’s Tutankamon

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photo: news.bbc.co.uk

The Cascella Mausoleum, that takes its name from the famous sculptor, Pietro Cascella, is to be found in a small wood within the private park of Arcore (the home of Silvio Berlusconi), not far from a public road.

The mausoleum has 24 places well equipped for the eternal rest and it is adorned with marble statues weighing a total of 100 tons. It was inspired by Picasso’s painting Guernica.
You can visit it, even as a group. But you have to book.
At the moment it is empty. The law does not allow for the construction of tombs at a distance of less than 300 metres from the road.

And, probably for this reason it has been registered as “a deposit for inert material”.


In the mausoleum, there’s place for close family and for old musicians who made music with him on cruise ships. But no-one wants to occupy it, not even abusively.

Abusivism wouldn’t be a problem. The Italian people would give their consent to a law that is ad personam post mortem.

It would only be a tiny tombal amnesty.


The truth is that friends and family, including his elderly mother, are trying to move as far into the future as possible the date of their farewell to the earth, so as not to be buried in a deposit for inert material.

Even the dead have their dignity to defend.

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"Berlusconi has been the author of Italy's most stable postwar government, but it has been no blessing for the country. In a just-published book, American author Alexander Stille describes in great detail how Berlusconi's "Forza Italia" regime managed to deprive the parliament and the judiciary of power. Berlusconi, Stille writes, has concentrated more power in his hands than any single Italian since Mussolini."

source: Der Spiegel Online

Posted by: Emmanuel Da Iglesias | February 7, 2006 12:06 AM


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