The painstaking Pompeii restoration saw an army of workers reinforce walls, repair collapsing structures and excavate untouched areas
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Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii that came to a close Tuesday.
The painstaking project saw an army of workers reinforce walls, repair collapsing structures and excavate untouched areas of the sprawling site, Italy‘s second most visited tourist destination after Rome’s Colosseum.
New discoveries were made too, in areas of the ruins not yet explored by modern-day archaeologists at the site — frequently pillaged for jewels and artefacts over the centuries.
“When you excavate in Pompeii there are always surprises,” the site’s general director Massimo Osanna told reporters Tuesday.
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