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(The Art Newspaper)   Pompeii is in danger. This is not a repeat from 79 A.D   (theartnewspaper.com) divider line 23
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2013-08-27 04:49:14 PM  
It all sounds like one big cover up.
 
2013-08-27 05:12:24 PM  
Italy has this problem to some extent or another with all its Roman structures. There are parts of the Roman Coliseum that look like they are about to tumble into the street any minute. It is suffering in large part from pollution that caused it to decay noticeably between when I first went there in '98, and when I went back in 2010. I only went to Pompeii once, and while it is better off than the stuff in Rome a lot of the frescoes seem neglected and are fading.

There is obviously an entropy factor at work here - all efforts to preserve these ruins are doomed in the long run, of course. But I can't help but suspect that there is a culture of corruption, neglect and indifference that is accelerating the decay.
 
2013-08-27 05:25:53 PM  
So, what you're saying is that if you close your eyes, it almost feels like we've been here before?
 
2013-08-27 05:25:55 PM  
Must have been a Parovile that survived the original eruption. Any police box sightings as of yet?
 
2013-08-27 05:44:19 PM  
Quando creata sunt hæc, ipsi pedester. Nunc magni momenti sunt.
 
2013-08-27 05:55:30 PM  
Herculaneum is better anyway.
 
2013-08-27 05:57:30 PM  

gilgigamesh: There are parts of the Roman Coliseum that look like they are about to tumble into the street any minute.


Blame it on the Italians themselves - after the fall of Rome and the Western Empire, Italians decided to build their homes with stones "quarried" straight from the Roman buildings like the Coliseum.
 
2013-08-27 06:03:48 PM  
Odd, they seem harmless enough....

www.musicanotizie.it
 
2013-08-27 06:04:12 PM  
Easy solution, open a theme park nearby and use the funds to preserve the area!
 
2013-08-27 06:25:42 PM  

Bazzlex001: Must have been a Parovile that survived the original eruption. Any police box sightings as of yet?


as long as it wasn't a pyrovile
 
2013-08-27 06:38:56 PM  

gilgigamesh: Italy has this problem to some extent or another with all its Roman structures. There are parts of the Roman Coliseum that look like they are about to tumble into the street any minute. It is suffering in large part from pollution that caused it to decay noticeably between when I first went there in '98, and when I went back in 2010. I only went to Pompeii once, and while it is better off than the stuff in Rome a lot of the frescoes seem neglected and are fading.

There is obviously an entropy factor at work here - all efforts to preserve these ruins are doomed in the long run, of course. But I can't help but suspect that there is a culture of corruption, neglect and indifference that is accelerating the decay.


Hey, if you can't have a Bunga Bunga party in it or on it, what good is it?
 
2013-08-27 06:57:41 PM  
So, without more preservation effort, would these ruins be ruined? In that case, wouldn't the ruined ruins be ruins themselves? Then you've got a whole new historical attraction. Problem solved.
 
2013-08-27 07:00:45 PM  
Just cause, a photo I snapped while visiting Pompeii with my girlfriend earlier this year:
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2013-08-27 07:01:56 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Just give it back to the Pyroviles.
 
2013-08-27 07:08:17 PM  

cyberspacedout: So, without more preservation effort, would these ruins be ruined? In that case, wouldn't the ruined ruins be ruins themselves? Then you've got a whole new historical attraction. Problem solved.


The problems start once they uncover the ruins.  As long as the city remained under a layer of solidified lava, they were preserved.

/Teresa Cinquantaquattro?  A person with the last name of 544?
 
2013-08-27 07:32:35 PM  

Lord Jubjub: cyberspacedout: So, without more preservation effort, would these ruins be ruined? In that case, wouldn't the ruined ruins be ruins themselves? Then you've got a whole new historical attraction. Problem solved.

The problems start once they uncover the ruins.  As long as the city remained under a layer of solidified lava, they were preserved.

/Teresa Cinquantaquattro?  A person with the last name of 544?


Are people removing the solidified lava allowed to drink on the job? It could involve Stone Ruination.
 
2013-08-27 08:31:10 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: So, what you're saying is that if you close your eyes, it almost feels like we've been here before?


It almost feels like nothing changed at all.
 
2013-08-27 09:15:27 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: [Donna and the Doctor face a Pyrovile]
Just give it back to the Pyroviles.


Came here for pre-Pond Karen Gillan. Disappointed.
 
2013-08-27 11:07:00 PM  
Its all doomed. Their safety is in the hands of the Italians. No faith there for them to actually make an effort and do anything about it, what with their busy schedule of not going to work, catcalling women in the streets, and eating at home with their parents at age 35 every night.
 
2013-08-27 11:43:47 PM  

RexTalionis: gilgigamesh: There are parts of the Roman Coliseum that look like they are about to tumble into the street any minute.

Blame it on the Italians themselves - after the fall of Rome and the Western Empire, Italians decided to build their homes with stones "quarried" straight from the Roman buildings like the Coliseum.


Didn't one of the popes declared the coliseum a holy site to help preserve the structure? I think it was mentioned in one of the assassin's creed games.

It's like the Egyptians who built houses using the white stone that covered the pyramids.
 
2013-08-28 12:36:21 AM  
Did not read the article, but when we were in Italy there was a program on TV on night talking about how Pompeii would be annihilated in the even of a major eruption. The idea being the earthquakes leading up to the eruption would topple the old and not-to-code buildings in the narrow streets, essentially trapping the population in the path of lava flows leading to significant loss of life.
 
2013-08-28 03:43:00 AM  

dramatools: Sergeant Grumbles: [Donna and the Doctor face a Pyrovile]
Just give it back to the Pyroviles.

Came here for pre-Pond Karen Gillan. Disappointed.


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I'd cover her in 'lava' before she could evacuate.
 
2013-08-28 07:06:51 AM  

utsagrad123: It all sounds like one big cover up.


Sounds like we need to dig into this.
 
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