Wednesday, 10 November 2010

'Ruins of Pompeii Disintegrating'. And that was 1955!

'Ruins of Pompeii Disintegrating'. Sound familiar? Yet this is a headline from the New York Times in 1955!

A big thank you to Martin Conde for sending in this link to old newspaper articles he has collected about the condition of Pompeii. Take a look at them - there are reports every few years about the terrible condition of Pompeii.

Martin's collection is a work in progress. Here the reference:

Martin G. Conde, 'The Problems Relating to the Management & Excavations of the Archaeological Ruins of Herculaneum / Pompeii as Reported in Foreign Press: The New York Times, The Times (London) & The Washington Post (1904-2002).' [In progress]

This is Martin's blog: Rome – The Imperial Fora: Archaeological News.

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