I hate when that happens . . .
Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect
Reuters, Nov 7, 2010
Archaeologists, commentators and opposition politicians accused Italy's
government of neglect and mismanagement on Sunday over the collapse 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
privatized and removed from state control because the government had
shown it was incapable of protecting it. "Pompeii -- the collapse of
shame," La Stampa newspaper headlined, echoing national opinion over the
cultural disaster. The stone house, on one of the site's main streets
and measuring about 80 square meters (860 square ft), collapsed just
after dawn on Saturday while Pompeii was closed to visitors.
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