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Preserving pompeii

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Social Studies High School

Preserving Pompeii

The ancient ruins of Pompeii are facing many problems as a result of being exposed to bad weather—and possibly neglect. Italian art experts and archaeologists blame the Italian government for skimping on maintenance of the famous city, exploiting the ruins instead of protecting them. This audio story looks at how weather and even budget cuts threaten the historic ruins of Pompeii.

Ancient Civilization World History I Culture Arts

Story Length: 3:49

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AIR DATE: 12/02/2010

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