The world contains a terrific, kaleidoscopic mixture of cultures that dazzle us, but we should never forget to pay homage to our own heritage. Rome, the once-upon-a-time capital of the known world, remains, for me, the head and heart of a western civilization, that not only encompasses Europe, but the Americas too. This civilization, for all its impure faults, has reached the pinnacles of art, architecture, music and poetry. After you have watched these 10 amazing museums, just see if you don’t get as inspired as I am now!
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