Pompeii’s structural problems

Published on November 10th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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National Geographic has posted an interesting article highlighting the structural problems plaguing the ancient city of Pompeii.

"What Pompeii's remains need is a continuous work of preservation, to counter the damage due to the elements," said ancient-Rome expert Filippo Coarelli, a former professor of archaeology at the University of Perugia.

"The archaeological site is very large: more than 40 hectares (nearly 100 acres) of streets, private houses, and public buildings," Coarelli said. Yet "today only five skilled workers take care of the whole site.

"The number is largely inadequate."

[tweetmeme][Full story] Story: Maria Cristina Valsecchi, National Geographic | Photo: Roberto Salomone, AFP/Getty Images

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