For a structure built about two millennia ago, it has aged incredibly well. Apart from natural weathering, it has been struck by natural disasters, such as lightning strikes and earthquakes. Stones from the fallen walls were carted away to be built into newer structures including the St. Peter's Basilica. And in recent times, chipping away of the walls by tourists for souvenirs has become another irritation. The section with the collapsed wall can be seen from the right of where I am standing - you can see the start of the jagged lines.
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