'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.