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Old October 25th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #21

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To make things worse this event had only a very limited coverage on the news and a lot of people are not aware of the ongoing destruction
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To make things worse this event had only a very limited coverage on the news and a lot of people are not aware of the ongoing destruction
I totally agree with You. I am wondering why works of art piece, and everything concerning culture is always seen only as a cost and not as a resource. In any case not considered as it had to be, even in the world of infos and communications.
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I totally agree with You. I am wondering why works of art piece, and everything concerning culture is always seen only as a cost and not as a resource. In any case not considered as it had to be, even in the world of infos and communications.
Even if you're a soulless bean-counter, a tourist draw = $$$$$.
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I just wonder if its any surprise.

I've met some of the people who've worked on Pompeii in the past, including Australia's own Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark, and they call it the second death of Pompeii. Its sad, and I really want to travel to see before it disappears.
It's well worth seeing, although one has to add Ani to the list of "sites to see before lack of preservation destroys them":
Ani Ani
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Earlier this morning, another two walls have collapsed inside the archaeological site of Pompeii, the aforementioned walls were part of a modern structure, so this event didn't directly affected the Roman buildings. The area is now under inspection by the authorities

"The time of neglicence is gone" said Raffaele Fitto, the minister of "Regional Cohesiveness".
The minister added that there is a 100mln fund for immediate intervention financed by both Italy and EU and set a meeting with European commissioner Johannes Hahn for tomorrow.
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Earlier this morning, another two walls have collapsed inside the archaeological site of Pompeii, the aforementioned walls were part of a modern structure, so this event didn't directly affected the Roman buildings. The area is now under inspection by the authorities

"The time of neglicence is gone" said Raffaele Fitto, the minister of "Regional Cohesiveness".
The minister added that there is a 100mln fund for immediate intervention financed by both Italy and EU and set a meeting with European commissioner Johannes Hahn for tomorrow.
Lets hope that something can be done to save this fantastic historical site!
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Even if you're a soulless bean-counter, a tourist draw = $$$$$.
Italy could be for the importance of its cultural and artistic heritage what Saudi Arabia is for oil.

But it's not.
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