Italy: Restoring Pompeii’s ruins


Work has begun to shore up Pompeii’s fragile ruins, following several wall collapses in the sprawling ancient Roman city. The popular tourist attraction near Naples is chronically short of state funds. The ambitious, $55 million restoration project — dubbed Grande Progetto per Pompei (Big Project for Pompeii) and financed with European Union funds — aims to bring parts of the famous site to its original luster.

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