Pompeii v the Bureaucrats

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Pompeii v the Bureaucrats

Postby Minimalist » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:20 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/world/europe/italian-bureaucracy-threatens-pompeii.html?partner=EXCITE&ei=5043&_r=0

POMPEII, Italy — Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii survived excavation starting in the 18th century and has stoically borne the wear and tear of millions of modern-day tourists.

But now, its deep-hued frescoes, brick walls and elegant tile mosaics appear to be at risk from an even greater threat: the bureaucracy of the Italian state.
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