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Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect

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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    I hate when that happens . . . Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect Reuters, Nov 7, 2010 Archaeologists, commentators and opposition
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2010
      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.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A51BE20101107 See also BBC:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11704720
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