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Pompeii gets funds for preservation

The Italian government has committed $140 million in funding to preserve the ancient city of Pompeii.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said the project aimed to secure “all the insuale (ancient residential areas) currently at risk in one of the most important places of cultural heritage in the world”.

“We want to ensure that this is accomplished through honest and capable workers and companies while keeping away the organised crime that is still strong in this area,” he added.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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