The road from Rome
The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t a tragedy for civilisation. It was a lucky break for humanity as a wholeBy Walter ScheidelRead at Aeon
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With an area of about 110 acres and a population of around 1,000 people, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, contained fully inside the city of Rome, but its small physical size belies its somewhat outsized influence and power. As the home of the Holy See, the jurisdiction of the pope, Vatican City is the center of leadership for the Catholic Church, the world's oldest and largest continuously operating religious institution.
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