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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #1

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Wall collapse in Pompeii renews worries for site


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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #2

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Maybe a series of covers built over the site could help.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #3

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It would be a terrible shame if the site were destroyed by weather.
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It's a shame, but given Italy's financial situation I can't really see them being able to put significant funding into preserving Pompeii, nonetheless excavating the rest of it. The enormous enclosures like what they have over the housing district with the frescoes at Ephesos must have cost a fortune.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #5

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"Luckily" the portion that collapsed was not decored with frescoes but nonetheless it's a shame for the entire Italy...instead on rising from the ground bulding collapse on it.
The collapse of the Schola Armatorum of last year brought a lot of controversies and dismay that forced the culture minister to resign but I that nothing has changed
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Why doesn't the Italian government sink money into preserving as much as possible?
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Why doesn't the Italian government sink money into preserving as much as possible?
Because they're broke and they don't really care.
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Why doesn't the Italian government sink money into preserving as much as possible?
Probably on account of the Italian economy doing poorly and the enormous variety of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance sites in Italy that also need work. If Pompeii was only competing with a few other sites for resources it might be easier, but as it is all of Italy is covered in antiquities that all demand protection, preservation, and restoration.
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When all is said and done, gravity and erosion will prevail, however long that takes.
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Probably on account of the Italian economy doing poorly and the enormous variety of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance sites in Italy that also need work. If Pompeii was only competing with a few other sites for resources it might be easier, but as it is all of Italy is covered in antiquities that all demand protection, preservation, and restoration.
They could have a car wash to raise money.
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