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St. Peter's Tomb ... Scavi/Excavations at the Vatican

Old Jan 8th, 2001, 09:46 AM
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Ed
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St. Peter's Tomb ... Scavi/Excavations at the Vatican

Re: the Times of London article that ran last week:

A friend in the tourism business called the Scavi office on Friday. The Scavi called "the rumor of any closing in the near future a myth." According to the friend "all is normal and up and running under St. Peter's."

Ed
 
Old Jan 8th, 2001, 11:12 AM
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Gina
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Woo hoo! Thanks, Ed!
 
Old Jan 8th, 2001, 11:28 AM
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Nice job, Ed. Now we may proceed the "virtual hanging" of that incompetent The Times' reporter
Paulo
 
Old Jan 9th, 2001, 05:13 PM
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I knew you would come up with the correct info on the scavi tours. Ican now plan on it in March. Thanks Ed.

Jim
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 02:32 AM
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Hello Ed, Ciao Paulo,

Well, - 'a good job well done', - Sherlock Holmes would have been proud of you! What a 'result!'

I've followed this thread with interest since posting it. 'Don't shoot me, I was only the messenger' - I only posted what I read...

I hope you've e-mailed 'The Times,' - you've done all the work, - you ought too... (And I thought it was one of our better papers...) It makes you wonder if their 'Rome correspondent' just sits at a desk in London reading 'Il Messaggero' on the internet!

Tanti saluti e ... buon viaggio a tutti!

P.S. There are vacancies at MI5...

 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 04:22 AM
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Hi, Steve.

In fact I have written to The Times, using much of the helpful info Paulo unearthed. Just got a note back from David Hopkinson, Assistant Managing Editor (the "Letters" editor?) yesterday, claiming he is, "...inquiring into the matter ... will be in touch with you again shortly."

Being a cynic I don't expect much follow up. But do let us know if anything pops up in the paper, Steve.

Thanks for the original tip.

Ed
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 07:28 AM
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Steve, if you'd like a copy of the reply from the Times, now in hand, drop me a note with your proper e-mail address.

Ed
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 08:17 AM
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Hi Ed!

Yes, please, - I'd love a copy!
Should make interesting reading! Please send it to the above. Thanking you in anticapation...

Steve James
Bath, U.K.
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 02:00 PM
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I've received email today confirming a place on the 9:30 visit Monday Feb. 19th.
Now to figure out how much in UK£ to send them to make $16!

Doug
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 02:34 PM
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Doug: Also received my confirmation today for March 13.
You might try one of the many online conversion sites like www.oanda.com/converter/classic
But to be on the safe side I'd round it off (10.7£ to 11£) and maybe throw in an extra 1£ and send them 12£. HTH Regards, Walter p.s. Thanks, I just discovered a few months ago how to make the £ sign and I've been waiting for a chance to use it ever since).
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 02:46 PM
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opps I forgot: Thanks to Ed and Paulo for researching, e-mailing and posting on this and other threads about this "article". Regards, Walter
p.s. I'm more in favor of a virtual "drawn & quartering" of the London Times reporter.
 
Old Jan 10th, 2001, 03:35 PM
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Grazie Mile to Ed and Paulo (and yes, you too, Steve!) for taking on this task and perform with shining colors!! I admit to be one of the ones following with keen interest and hoping to get to use my Feb 20's tickets!
 
Old Jan 11th, 2001, 05:35 AM
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To Ed, Paulo and others who've been following...

The Times correspondent in Rome stated in a subsequent article dated 08.01.01, (page 14):-

"Vatican officials said that despite Italian press reports that humidity from visitors was damaging St Peter's tomb, beneath the Basilica, both it and the underground necropolis would remain open by appointment...
Visits to the Vatican Necropolis: tel. 0039-06-698.85318

This 'amendment' to the original article frankly escaped my attention, for which my apologies to all concerned.

Steve James
Bath, U.K.

P.S. Ed, - thanks for your e-mail! Check your in tray....

 
Old Jan 11th, 2001, 05:45 AM
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Ed emailed the Times on the 5th ... just a coincidence, Steve
Paulo
 
Old Jan 11th, 2001, 10:58 AM
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Doug Weller
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Thanks Walter for the web site for currency conversion. I'll send £13 I think,a bargain at that!
 

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