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Pyramid of the Sun in danger of collapse

The Pyramid of the Sun, located in Teotihuacan, is in danger of collapse due to dry conditions on the south side of the ancient structure. Instead they found a problem: the density of the earth in the pyramid is at least 20 per cent lower on one side than the other.

Rains cause Pompeii tomb to collapse

Heavy rains in the ancient city of Pompeii have led to the collapse of a tomb wall in the necropolis of Porta Nocera. Officials said the wall of a tomb about 1.7 metres high and 3.5 metres long collapsed in the necropolis of Porta Nocera in the early hours of Sunday. That

Another collapse at Pompeii

Last week part of the wall of a house collapsed in Pompeii, raising fresh concerns about the preservation of the ancient city. Officials said the wall was part of a 2,000-year-old house on the Vicolo del Modesto, in a section of the site that had already been declared off limits to

Mesa Verde cliff dwelling in danger of collapse

A crack is threatening to collapse the southern half of Mesa Verde National Park's most famous cliff dwelling. The park announced Friday that the crack and other related structural problems is the reason why visitors have been kept away from the edge of a kiva on tours of Cliff Palace this

Climate change led to collapse of Harappan civilization

New research indicats that climate change led to the demise of the Harappan civilization which one spread across India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh 5,200 years ago. Initially, the monsoon-drenched rivers the researchers identified were prone to devastating floods. Over time, monsoons weakened, enabling agriculture and civilization to flourish along flood-fed riverbanks

Yet another collapse in Pompeii

A frescoed wall in Pompeii has collapsed prompting further discussions about the importance of preserving the ancient city. The special archeological superintendent for Naples and Pompeii confirmed the collapse of the red frescoed wall next to an unidentified villa in an area already closed to the public. The collapse was particularly embarrassing

Pillar collapses in Pompeii garden

A pillar has collapsed at the ancient House of Loreius Tiburtinus in Pompeii. The House of Loreius Tiburtinus is famous for its extensive gardens and outdoor ornamentation, in particular its Euripi, fountains that feature many frescoes and statuettes. The frescoes portray the myths of Narcissus on one side of the fountain

Caved-in wall threatens thai pagoda

Flooding from the Chao Phraya River has caused an old wall in the Temple of Dawn to partially cave in, threatening the temple's main pagoda. The cave-in, about two metres in length and about half a metre wide, is no more than 10 metres from the main pagoda, assistant abbot Phra