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(Huffington Post)   The city of Pompeii is in dire trouble. This is not a repeat from 79 A.D   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 43
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2013-02-10 12:03:27 AM
Just grab a water gun, and it'll all be okay

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/everyone give thanks to the household gods.
 
2013-02-10 12:14:19 AM
Your city lies in dust, my friend.
 
2013-02-10 01:26:57 AM
Quick! Call Pliny the Most Recent!
 
2013-02-10 01:31:44 AM
Party foul for not posting the year in Roman numerals
 
2013-02-10 01:34:37 AM
But is it worth it, considering, well...
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/it is worth it...
//just invest in canopies or something.
 
2013-02-10 01:35:39 AM
dailypop.files.wordpress.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-02-10 01:35:42 AM
Duck and cover, ancient Italian dudes!
 
2013-02-10 01:37:45 AM
A multi-million dollar project that close to Naples and they expected to be able to use local companies without corruption?


Simply wasn't going to happen. Roberto Saviano could have told them that.

We went there a couple years ago. We're VERY glad big money's going into the restoration. It's a fascinating and important place.

FWIW, big money's being spent on the Coliseum as well.

Can't wait to go back (would leave right now and leave everything but my camera and laptop behind if the opportunity arose).
 
2013-02-10 01:38:14 AM

Paris1127: But is it worth it, considering, well...


/it is worth it...
//just invest in canopies or something.


TONITE,YOU!
 
2013-02-10 01:41:19 AM
All I hear is echoes from '72
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
/hot before apostrophes
 
2013-02-10 01:45:27 AM
The Great Pompeii Project, as it's been named, seeks to "secure the site's damaged areas and to ensure that this is done using capable, honest businesses, not organized crime,"

Only in Italy...
 
2013-02-10 01:46:02 AM
www.pink-floyd-music.com
 
2013-02-10 01:46:49 AM
Simple. Open a Pompeii-themed brothel.

The money will be rolling in.
 
2013-02-10 01:53:46 AM

TV's Vinnie: Simple. Open a Pompeii-themed brothel.

The money will be rolling in.


Where everyone leaves covered in hot 'lava?"
 
2013-02-10 01:54:31 AM

TV's Vinnie: Simple. Open a Pompeii-themed brothel.

The money will be rolling in.


The brothels are already there, they just need to be staffed.

/penis.
//no, really (sorta nsfw)
 
2013-02-10 02:18:26 AM

UsikFark: TV's Vinnie: Simple. Open a Pompeii-themed brothel.

The money will be rolling in.

The brothels are already there, they just need to be staffed.

/penis.
//no, really (sorta nsfw)


FYI:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_art_in_Pompeii_and_Herculaneum

The graffiti is kick ass too:

Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here.  The women did not know of his presence.  Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion.

I screwed the barmaid

Secundus likes to screw boys.

Anyone who wants to defecate in this place is advised to move along.  If you act contrary to this warning, you will have to pay a penalty.  Children must pay [number missing] silver coins.  Slaves will be beaten on their behinds.

http://www.pompeiana.org/resources/ancient/graffiti%20from%20pompeii .h tm
 
2013-02-10 02:23:28 AM
I've been there twice and both times were not long enough to see all I wanted.  If you get a chance to go, do it.

That said, what many don't know is that a lot of the stuff is reconstructed.  A good bit of the original structures were damaged in the early excavations, which were hardly scientific and more on the lines of just looting.  Also, you have to keep two things in mind.

First, while a lot was preserved under the ash, once the ash cover was removed and the structures were exposed to the elements, they began to deteriorate.  This was not just due to weather, but  the increase in industrial pollution, largely from the 20th century on  and no real active measures taken to combat that.

Second, and this is a dirty little secret many don't want to talk about, is that in WW II, the Allies bombed the living shiat out of sections of Pompeii, mistaking it for a German position.  Large sections had to be reconstructed, hence, it is not original.  Remember seeing the casts of the bodies?  the original on site museum took a direst hit from an Allied bomb and 3/4 of those casts are gone from that.  Some survived.  Some casts on display are actually casts of the original casts, but they won't let on about that.

Still, it is a great place to visit and I'd go back in a heartbeat if I had the money now.
 
2013-02-10 02:25:08 AM
In 2002, I was on a cruise and had a day to spend there.

I decided to decline the $100 tour package and do it on my own. So I walked off the ship, found the train station and after navigating a difficult self-serve ticket machine, boarded a train.

Turns out I bought the wrong ticket. I only found out when a conductor came though the car, told me (apparently) I had bought the wrong ticket and wrote me a ticket that was worth $100 US at the time. I had to show the ticket to another US tourist so I could understand what he was saying.

So I bolted at the next station, went back to the ticket counter where there was an attendant, and bought the proper ticket.

After an enjoyable day there, I went to find a train home and wanted to get a bottle of water. Rather than just getting a bottle of water, I had a "broker" accost me and bring me to the front of the line, where he demanded his commission for the $2.00 bottle of water they sold me.

On the way home, I made the mistake of getting off two stops too early. I ended up walking a mile back to the ship through alley's filled with giant piles of burning yellow pages.

In conclusion:

Naples = Tiajuana.
 
2013-02-10 02:30:58 AM
Came for the Doctor Who commentary.

/did not leave disappointed.
 
2013-02-10 02:39:23 AM
I quite liked Naples, I spent four days or so there just a couple of months back. Cheap, plenty to see, and while there are parts I probably wouldn't wander at night I felt pretty secure.

Pompeii is just wonderful. I spent 8 or 9 hours there. So much of it is still shut off, though!
 
2013-02-10 02:53:31 AM
So, is this a project to restore it to the condition it was in in 78 AD, or to when it was rediscovered? A full restoration back to Roman times would be pretty cool, but it seems like the kind of thing that would piss archaeologists off.
 
2013-02-10 02:54:36 AM

spaten: UsikFark: TV's Vinnie: Simple. Open a Pompeii-themed brothel.

The money will be rolling in.

The brothels are already there, they just need to be staffed.

/penis.
//no, really (sorta nsfw)

FYI:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_art_in_Pompeii_and_Herculaneum

The graffiti is kick ass too:

Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here.  The women did not know of his presence.  Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion.

I screwed the barmaid

Secundus likes to screw boys.

Anyone who wants to defecate in this place is advised to move along.  If you act contrary to this warning, you will have to pay a penalty.  Children must pay [number missing] silver coins.  Slaves will be beaten on their behinds.

http://www.pompeiana.org/resources/ancient/graffiti%20from%20pompeii .h tm


So basically its analog fark?
 
2013-02-10 02:57:22 AM
Oldiron_79
Party foul for not posting the year in Roman numerals


Urbs Pompeii in magna re difficili est. Hoc non repetitione ab DCCCXXXII auc est.
 
2013-02-10 03:43:56 AM

The Voice of Doom: Oldiron_79
Party foul for not posting the year in Roman numerals

Urbs Pompeii in magna re difficili est. Hoc non repetitione ab DCCCXXXII auc est.


322?
absolue slash
 
2013-02-10 05:01:14 AM
I was just there the other day. The place needs some work. The fact that the bodies are displayed behind a cage in a warehouse full of other items found at the site was a little weird. I've heard that Herculaneum is much better. I'll check that out one of these days, since I have dubious privilege of living in Naples for the next couple of years.
 
2013-02-10 07:13:18 AM

Rufus Lee King: Ok, the banhammer is probably going to come down upon my head, but, anyway:

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Some interesting pron there.
 
2013-02-10 07:16:03 AM
The Great Pompeii Project, as it's been named, seeks to "secure the site's damaged areas and to ensure that this is done using capable, honest businesses, not organized crime,"

In Italy?  Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-10 07:25:51 AM
just send pink floyd over there to straighten things
 
2013-02-10 08:11:34 AM
Traditinal Italian business doing business in the traditional Italian way.
 
2013-02-10 09:10:39 AM

Rufus Lee King: Ok, the banhammer is probably going to come down upon my head, but, anyway:

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Insult Obama in those pics and you will get it.
 
2013-02-10 09:51:28 AM
I don't know if Pompeii was ever "in dire trouble" back in 79 AD.  Didn't it start out hunky-dory, skip the "dire trouble" part and go straight to doomed?  I thought that was what was most famous about it.
 
2013-02-10 09:56:17 AM

dragonchild: I don't know if Pompeii was ever "in dire trouble" back in 79 AD.  Didn't it start out hunky-dory, skip the "dire trouble" part and go straight to doomed?  I thought that was what was most famous about it.


That's why you are a fark doormat. Doom comes in stages when done right, and not an all of a sudden explosion. Except when the volcano has really nice nipples.
 
2013-02-10 10:25:16 AM
Rufus Lee King: Ok, the banhammer is probably going to come down upon my head, but, anyway:

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So Analong Fark then?
 
2013-02-10 10:35:50 AM

Gyrfalcon: Quick! Call Pliny the Most Recent!


Can't mark funny on mobile so here's an LOL.
 
2013-02-10 10:54:52 AM

Rufus Lee King: Ok, the banhammer is probably going to come down upon my head, but, anyway:

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If pic 3 is Roman and not Renaissance then art history needs to be rewritten
 
2013-02-10 11:45:59 AM

rabidarmadillo24: I was just there the other day. The place needs some work. The fact that the bodies are displayed behind a cage in a warehouse full of other items found at the site was a little weird. I've heard that Herculaneum is much better. I'll check that out one of these days, since I have dubious privilege of living in Naples for the next couple of years.


Herculaneum is better because, if anything, it is off the beaten path as compared to Pompeii.  Not near as many tourists but the same style frescos can be studied.  The town is very, very dirty with piles of garbage everywhere, but there are very good cheap cafes all over.  Some of the best pizza and salad I had was in a little restaurant there.
 
2013-02-10 11:59:14 AM
Torion!
The Voice of Doom: Oldiron_79

Party foul for not posting the year in Roman numerals

Urbs Pompeii in magna re difficili est. Hoc non repetitione ab DCCCXXXII auc est.

322?


832 (..years "ab urbe condita" (since the founding of Rome) in the year 753BC)
 
2013-02-10 01:24:10 PM

dragonchild: I don't know if Pompeii was ever "in dire trouble" back in 79 AD.  Didn't it start out hunky-dory, skip the "dire trouble" part and go straight to doomed?  I thought that was what was most famous about it.


It was in dire trouble for awhile, they just didn't realize it until they were doomed.
 
2013-02-10 01:41:57 PM
It's gettin' a little dusty in here...
 
2013-02-10 01:58:35 PM
Make that AD79 to all those morons who don't know dating.
 
2013-02-10 02:12:05 PM
I've pooped so much in the last 24 hours I'm thinking of having Vesuvius tattooed on my ass.
 
2013-02-11 05:23:18 AM

rikkidoxx: Make that AD79 to all those morons who don't know dating.


TotalFarkers?
 
2013-02-12 10:22:42 AM
Mademoiselle Nobs will be funding part of the restoration.
 
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