Mick Jagger Gets Antiquities Protection for Old Stones in Rome

Jagger performs with the Rolling Stones on June 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany Photograph by Sascha Steinbach/Redferns via Getty Images

When the Rolling Stones announced in March that they’d be playing a concert in Rome’s ancient chariot stadium, tickets sold out within hours. Just as quickly, archaeologists expressed alarm at the possibility that tens of thousands of fans flocking to the Circus Maximus would finish off what the sacks of Rome hadn’t.

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