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Rain blamed for Pompeii collapses

Rain blamed for Pompeii collapses

By Rachael Brown Another two walls have collapsed in Italy’s ancient city of Pompeii. Officials at the city, which was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79AD, say heavy rain is eroding what is left of the ancient Roman site. There have been two incidents of walls collapsing this week, but officials say the walls […]

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Another collapse at Pompeii

Another collapse at Pompeii

NAPLES, Italy, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Heritage and art experts in Italy said they are assessing the damage to one of Pompeii’s best-known houses, the House of the Moralist. A dry stone wall in the garden of the house collapsed Tuesday, raising new concerns about the state of the world heritage site, the Italian news […]

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Who will pay for Pompeii?

Who will pay for Pompeii?

As another disaster strikes the ancient city, Mary Beard argues that such sites are far too costly for any one country to maintain By Mary Beard 7:00AM GMT 14 Nov 2010 The latest disaster to hit Pompeii was not a particularly serious one by the standards of that unfortunate city – battered by an earthquake […]

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Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect

Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect

By Philip Pullella, REUTERS ROME – Archaeologists, commentators and opposition politicians accused Italy’s government of neglect and mismanagement on Sunday over the collapse of the 2,000-year-old “House of the Gladiators””in the ruins of ancient Pompeii. Some commentators said the UNESCO World Heritage site should be privatised and removed from state control because the government had […]

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