Monday 9 December 2013

Pompeii and Herculaneum - more collapses and new hopes

In the last days there have been several newspapers' articles on damages caused by the weather to the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These news have been used to push the Ministry of Culture - Massimo Bray - to stop procrastinating and appoint the General Director of the "Grande Progetto Pompei". The right person for the job has just been announced, he is Giovanni Nistri - former Lieutenant General of the division of the Carabinieri in charge of the rescue and safeguard of the Heritage.

The press clipping is in chronological order, I hope you do not mind the fact that it is very partial, but basically I am just listing what I has been brought to my attention.

20th November - Flooding of the offices of the Superintendency:

23rd November - Roof collapses in Herculaneum:

26th November - Walls collapse in Pompeii:

2nd December - Another wall collapses in Pompeii:

3rd December - Salvatore Settis against the situation in Pompeii and the procrastination of the Ministry:

9th December - The appointment of the new Direttore Generale:

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