Gladiator house, Pompeii collapses

Nov 6th, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Gladiator house, Pompeii collapses

Apparently the building was found to have collapsed when staff arrived this morning:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_italy_pompeii
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Nov 7th, 2010, 03:20 AM
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Bad news. Apparently a combination of very heavy rains which weakened the foundations near the Domus (House) as well as mistaken restoration in the 1950's/1960's when they used reinforced concrete in the roof. This excess weight has been substantially to blame for the collapse. The worry is that there are many other buildings which have been restored in the same way and thus also at risk.
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Nov 7th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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If I've got this right, it's possible to see what the building looked like - by starting here and clicking on the 3 on the map....

http://pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeii.../plan_5_05.htm

No idea though how much has been lost?

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Nov 7th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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"Mistaken restoration" I can only imagine who was controlling the restoration job, sigh.
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