Saturday, 20 December 2008

Emergency measures

Here are some links about the current state of emergency in Pompeii. I particularly like the BBC video report from July, which contains a few howlers.

One of the first acts of Renato Profilo, the new commissario, was to shut down the restaurant in the excavations (open since 1954). There is now nowhere to buy refreshments on-site, and the entrance tickets don't allow tourists to exit for lunch and then go back into the ruins. Apparently new facilities will be provided - by the same people who worked at the restaurant!

Here is a description of some of the other steps taken by Profili:

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