Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pompeii Receives Rescue Cash

Long term readers will now that there's been growing fear over Pompeii, the once buried Roman town, and the decay it was reportedly suffering in the face of inadequate funding. Well, the Italian government and the EU have teamed up to fund a 105m Euro project. While some criticisms have been levelled at this - twice the sum is supposed to be needed - it's certainly a start for a great ancient site which still receives over two million visitors a year. (Cited from the BBC.)

http://europeanhistory.about.com/b/2012/04/20/pompeii-receives-rescue-cash.htm