Anger at Pompeii collapse

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Saturday, 6 November, 2010 - 00:00

Anger and accusations of neglect have followed the collapse of a building in the ancient city of Pompeii on 6 November 2010. Pompeii which was buried in volcanic ash and pumice, when Mount Vesuvius erupted over two days in 79AD. Pompeii was rediscovered in 1599. It is a World Heritage Site, a major tourist attraction, and an invaluable source of information about city life at the height of the Roman Empire.

The building that collapsed was the 2,000-year-old Schola Armatorum (House of the Gladiators), a frescoed house in which gladiators prepared for combat.

For further information on Pompeii see the Wikipedia entry and its entry on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Read more on the collapse of the building and reactions to this in NY Daily News and ArtDaily.