DOWN POMPEII: EMERGENCY MEETING CALLED AFTER COLLAPSE IN ANCIENT CITY

Neglect of Pompeii is unfortunately nothing new. Successive Italian governments over decades have failed to maintain what has been excavated and there is still large swathes of the city that have never been properly documented and preserved. Nearby Herculaneum has in recent years revealed extraordinary finds and artefacts to surpass those of its better known neighbour. But it too requires investment to maintain this world heritage site.

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