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« on: November 08, 2011, 07:11:08 pm »

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/travelnews/2011/11/111107-pompeii-italy-science-travel-collapse-eu/

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 07:21:19 am »

I got a chance to see Pompeii while I was stationed in Germany several years ago and it didn't look like the place was being maintained then.  I chalked it up to the fact that the U.S. is probably a bit obsessive when it comes to historical sites.  Looks like that Pompeii has just been let go.

In the JAN 2003 Celator, there's a good article by Marvin Tameanko on the coin finds of Pompeii.  It's really interesting, with a map of the finds and several tables on date, location, description and composition of the finds; I believe over 70 in all.  The article also talks about the distribution of denominations, as well as a hoard that was possibly buried in pre-imperial times.  Some of the hoards were found with skeletons, most likely folks trying to escape the eruption with their life savings.  Adds poignancy to the hoards.  
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 07:58:21 am »

You may want to read this:
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/10/has-another-pompeii-wall-collapsed.html
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By chance I am on the site of Pompeii for the weekend. It is now swarming with more journalists than tourists, and all (it seems) with a determination to hype another collapse, another Pompeian disaster. That is to say, they are here with a determined misunderstanding of what has just happened -- or with a drive to use any damage to the site as a stick with which to beat Berlusconi
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