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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Pompeii wall collapse blamed on Berlusconi spending cuts
Part of a Roman wall has collapsed at Pompeii, one year after a house there crumbled, prompting accusations that the Italian government has failed to keep promises to protect the ancient site.
During heavy rain on Friday, an eight square metre section of a perimeter wall crumbled near Nola Gate.
It is the latest in a series of incidents including the fall of the House of the Gladiators last November, which Unesco criticised and which led the government of Silvio Berlusconi to vow that upkeep would improve.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 5:18 PM
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