The Sovereign State Of Vatican City In The Heart Of Rome, Italy
Jumping around the world in rapid succession, going from one spiritual location to the next, it's interesting to see the undeniable parallels between ancient ruins and our modern day ones. A thousand years from now, should the Vatican see the way of other ruins found in Cambodia, Greece and Peru, curious minds will sit and wonder with awe at how people from the past could have possibly built such amazing structures with low-grade technology, complete with fanciful dogmas and doctrines that were expected to be followed with austerity.
**Backgrounder: Vatican City, the walled enclaved situated in the heart of Rome, is home to the Roman Catholic Church. Approximately 44 hectares in area with a population of about 842 citizens, Vatican City is the smallest state in the world by both population and size. Employing a relatively 'unique' economic structure, Vatican City is primarily supported by: the sale of postage stamps, tourist trinkets, admission prices and sold publications. Granted, this doesn't take into account the generous donations provided by pious devotees from around the world.**