Campania http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30574/all en Ancient Pompeii readies for 105 million euro makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ancient-pompeii-readies-105-million-euro-makeover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii will get a 105-million euro ($142-million) makeover partly funded by the EU starting on Wednesday, a day after former site managers were put under investigation for corruption.</p> <p>The project, which is being funded to the tune of 41.8 million euros from the European Union, is seen as crucial for the survival of Pompeii after a series of collapses at the 44-hectare site in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/ancient-pompeii-readies-105-million-euro-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Campania Europe Political geography AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747331 at http://www.globalpost.com Work begins on Pompeii's 105 million euro makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/work-begins-pompeiis-105-million-euro-makeover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Conservation workers at the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii began a 105-million euro ($142-million) makeover partly funded by the EU on Wednesday, a day after former site managers were put under investigation for corruption.</p> <p>The project, which is being funded to the tune of 41.8 million euros from the European Union and is to be completed by 2015, is seen as crucial for the survival of Pompeii after a series of collapses at the 44-hectare site in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/work-begins-pompeiis-105-million-euro-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Campania Europe Political geography AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:16:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747515 at http://www.globalpost.com Work begins on Pompeii's 105 million euro makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/work-begins-pompeiis-105-million-euro-makeover-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Conservation workers at the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii began a 105-million euro ($142-million) makeover partly funded by the EU on Wednesday, a day after former site managers were put under investigation for corruption.</p> <p>The project, which is being funded to the tune of 41.8 million euros from the European Union and is to be completed by 2015, is seen as crucial for the survival of Pompeii after a series of collapses at the 44-hectare site in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/work-begins-pompeiis-105-million-euro-makeover-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Campania Italy Volcanology AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:17:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747653 at http://www.globalpost.com EU moves to save crumbling Pompeii, protect it from mafia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-moves-save-crumbling-pompeii-protect-it-mafia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The European Union launched a 105 million euro ($142.05 million) restoration of the Roman city of Pompeii on Wednesday, and said it would seek to protect conservation funds from the mafia.</p> <p>The project began a day after police arrested a restorer on suspicion of pocketing hugely inflated fees for work at the crumbling Roman town, a world heritage site that was declared to be in a state of emergency in 2008 due to its deterioration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/eu-moves-save-crumbling-pompeii-protect-it-mafia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Organized crime Volcanology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:01:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747802 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ITALY CENTRE RIGHT ON 34.6 PCT IN KEY SENATE REGION OF LOMBARDY, CENTRE LEFT 31 PCT-PROJECTION ON LA7</p> Campania Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:00:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766111 at http://www.globalpost.com London exhibition examines daily lives destroyed by Vesuvius http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/london-exhibition-examines-daily-lives-destroyed-vesuvius <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fleeing from a burning, volcanic cloud, the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum had little time to pack, snatching a lamp, some cash or the house key as they tried to run to safety.</p> <p>But the owners of the objects never made it, the key never used again, as they perished in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79, the subject of a major new exhibition at the British Museum in London.</p> <p>Although the disaster has been exhaustively examined, "Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" seeks to shed fresh light on the daily lives of those killed that day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/london-exhibition-examines-daily-lives-destroyed-vesuvius" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ancient cities Campania Italy AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:16:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794389 at http://www.globalpost.com Moving picture of life and death in Pompeii at London exhibition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/moving-picture-life-and-death-pompeii-at-london-exhibition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - An exhibition showing daily life and tragic death in the ill-fated Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum opened in London on Thursday to glowing reviews and the highest advance tickets sales at the British Museum in five years.</p> <p>Over 450 objects, many of which haven't been seen outside Italy, are arranged to show everyday life in the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, burying the two Southern Italian cities in volcanic ash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/moving-picture-life-and-death-pompeii-at-london-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ancient cities Campania Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:56:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796357 at http://www.globalpost.com Salini wants to donate 20 million euros to restore Pompeii http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/salini-wants-donate-20-million-euros-restore-pompeii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN (Reuters) - Italian construction magnate Pietro Salini is prepared to donate 20 million euros ($26 million) to help restore and preserve the ancient city of Pompeii, which has been damaged by weather and plagued by the mafia and corrupt management.</p> <p>"It would be a crime to let Pompeii crumble," Salini, CEO of Impregilo, said at a press conference on Thursday to present the construction company's new strategy plan following a takeover of Impregilo by his family owned group.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/salini-wants-donate-20-million-euros-restore-pompeii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Geology Volcanology Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:31:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5869618 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130630/italy-promises-unesco-it-will-not-abandon-pompeii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's culture minister assured UNESCO on Sunday that efforts were being made to restore the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii, after the United Nations organisation urged the country to speed up repairs.</p> <p>"Pompeii is a symbol for our country. UNESCO's reprimand is an alarm which I take very seriously and we are already working to overcome the site's urgent problems," Culture Minister Massimo Bray said in a note.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130630/italy-promises-unesco-it-will-not-abandon-pompeii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Geology Volcanology AFP Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:01:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5871933 at http://www.globalpost.com Alarm sounded over state of Italy's historic monuments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/alarm-sounded-over-state-italys-historic-monuments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alarm bells are ringing once more over the upkeep of Italy's historic monuments, from the Roman city of Pompeii to the Colosseum, with budget cuts hampering repairs and UNESCO issuing a stern rebuke.</p> <p>"Over the last five years, the culture budget has been reduced by two thirds," Culture Minister Massimo Bray complained in an interview on Monday published in Italian newspapers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130702/alarm-sounded-over-state-italys-historic-monuments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ancient cities Campania Italy AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:02:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873146 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Naples police on high alert for Marseille clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/football-naples-police-high-alert-marseille-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in Naples are on high alert in anticipation of possible violent clashes surrounding the Champions League match between Serie A side Napoli and Marseille later Wednesday.</p> <p>Over 800 visiting supporters have bought tickets for the Group F fixture, which has caught the attention of authorities in Italy following violence in Marseille two weeks ago when Napoli defeated the struggling French side 2-1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/football-naples-police-high-alert-marseille-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania S.S.C. Napoli Sport in Italy AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:33:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5981801 at http://www.globalpost.com Rome accused of fiddling as Pompeii crumbles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131202/rome-accused-fiddling-pompeii-crumbles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Naomi O'Leary</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Collapsing walls at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have raised fresh concerns about Italy's efforts to maintain one of the world's most treasured sites, preserved for 2,000 years but now crumbling from neglect.</p> <p>On Monday, site officials said part of a wall had collapsed on one of Pompeii's major streets after weeks of heavy rains and wind. Plaster had also fallen off the wall of the ornately frescoed House of the Small Fountain.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131202/rome-accused-fiddling-pompeii-crumbles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ancient cities Campania Europe Thomson Reuters Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:17:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6006741 at http://www.globalpost.com Giraffe, flamingo on menu for ancient Romans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/giraffe-flamingo-menu-ancient-romans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ancient Romans dined on giraffes, pink flamingos and exotic spices from as far away as Indonesia, according to a new scientific study of excavations in Pompeii near Naples in southern Italy.</p> <p>The study of food waste dug up by researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the United States led by archaeologist Steven Ellis found that menus in the city were far richer and more varied than previously thought.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140108/giraffe-flamingo-menu-ancient-romans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Fauna of Africa Volcanology AFP Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:46:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6037949 at http://www.globalpost.com New collapses occur at Pompeii http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140302/new-collapses-occur-at-pompeii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rome, Mar 2 (EFE).- Portions of the Temple of Venus and the Porta Nocera necropolis in the Pompeii archaeological complex near Naples in southern Italy suffered fresh collapses caused by recent heavy rains in the area, Italian media reported Sunday.</p> <p>The problems affected part of the Temple of Venus and one of the walls of a tomb in the Porta Nocera necropolis in the ancient Roman city, which was completely buried by ash during an eruption of the nearby Vesuvius volcano in 79 A.D., rediscovered in 1748 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140302/new-collapses-occur-at-pompeii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Geology Volcanology Agencia EFE Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:02:13 +0000 Agencia EFE 6084989 at http://www.globalpost.com Damage found in ancient ruins of Pompeii http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140303/damage-found-ancient-ruins-pompeii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Temple of Venus and walls of a tomb and shop in the long-neglected ruins of Pompeii near Naples have been damaged, possibly due to heavy rain, officials said on Monday.</p> <p>Custodians found that a two-metre wall of an ancient shop in the ruined city -- which had recently been restored -- had collapsed under the weight of another wall that crumbled onto it.</p> <p>It followed the discovery Sunday that parts of an archway in the temple had fallen off and a wall in the necropolis -- the biggest in the ancient Roman city -- had tumbled down.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140303/damage-found-ancient-ruins-pompeii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campania Geology Volcanology AFP Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:48:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6085447 at http://www.globalpost.com