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News: Italy
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Another Crumbling Wall Spotted in Pompeii

Event triggers new critics

Another crumbling wall spotted in a Pompeian house last Monday is triggering discussions about the site’s condition and future.

According to Antonio Pepe, secretary for the local union CISL (Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori) at the excavation site, a wall of the upper portion of a house located in the Via dell’ Abbondanza was crumbling. The situation was reported to the union by guards, who spotted it during a tour on Monday morning. The crumbling piece is estimated to be around 80 cm (2.7 ft).

Unfortunately, this is only the last of a series of damages reported taking place in the site of Pompeii, which, according to critics, has been plagued by accusations of mismanagement and neglect.

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