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Jesus's tomb to be unveiled to public after $4 million restoration - March 21, 2016
© AFPGetty Images The newly-restored Edicule of the tomb of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Harriet
Sherwood - The Guardian The newly-restored tomb in which Jesus’s body is believed to have been
interred after his crucifixion ...

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How the Alexander Mosaic was Seen in Ancient Rome in the House of the Faun, Pompeii
From 2014 Wear patterns on one of the most celebrated
mosaics of antiquity have allowed researchers to reconstruct exactly how
ancient Romans viewed the artwork. Found during the 1831 excavations in the
lava-buried town of Pompeii, the Alexand...

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Off the beaten path in Florence
When the crowds of tourists surrounding the
Duomo, Uffizi and David get to you, spread your wings and get out to some of
the lesser known, but not in any stretch, less significant sites of Florence. 1) NO TIME LIKE THE RECENT PAST WITH A

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The Dates and History of the Palio Horse Race in Siena Tuscany
The Palio is one of Tuscany’s most
celebrated festivals and occurs every year on July 2 and again on August 16,
the feast days of the Virgin to whom the race is dedicated. The Palio is a bareback horse race that
runs a three-lap circuit around the semi-circ...

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Under Golden Arches in Italy, a Tract of Roman Road - FEB. 22, 2017
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO FEB. 22, 2017 New York Times It’s a common enough story in Italy: An ancient ruin — in this case, a tract
of Roman road — is discovered during the construction of a building — in this
case, a McDonald’s — and puts a halt to the work u...

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Pompeii Walls Crumble Under Rain and Red Tape - Mar 3, 2014
by Rossella Lorenzi An emergency meeting has been called for
tomorrow by Italy’s culture minister after a series of collapses this weekend
have raised concerns about the fate of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Preserved under volcanic ash from a

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The Latest Threat to Pompeii’s Treasures: Italy’s Red Tape - April 20, 2013
Pompeii Falling From Grace: Pompeii’s ruins are a Unesco World Heritage site, but despite money from the European Union, the Italian government is struggling to maintain them. By RACHEL DONADIO and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO Published: New York Times: April 20, 20...

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Restoration starts at crumbling ancient city of Pompeii - February 6, 2013
By Tom Kington Los Angeles Times - February 6, 2013 ROME -- Conservation work at the crumbling
ancient Roman city of Pompeii began Wednesday, a day after police announced a
corruption probe into previous restoration work at the site. The new preservation ca...

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Pompeii wall collapses, despite new conservation initiative - 22 Apr 2012
Josephine McKenna – Rome - The Telegraph - 22 Apr 2012 A 2,000-year old wall surrounding an ancient villa at Pompeii has collapsed – just two weeks after the Italian government launched a 105 million euro project (£86 million) to save the precious archaeolo...

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Italy Unveils Plan to Preserve Sites and Prevent Interference by Organized Crime at Pompeii - April 5, 2012
2012- NYTimes - NAPLES — After years of criticism that Italy was not
sufficiently caring for one of its most famous, and fragile, archeological
sites, the Italian government came out on Thursday with a long-term p...
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