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Archaeological Sites in Italy Threatened by Economic Crisis

Archaeologists in Italy are warning that the country's countless ancient monuments are at risk because of government budget cuts.

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Debris from a house used by gladiators in Pompeii that collapsed in 2010. (Reuters)
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Debris from a house used by gladiators in Pompeii that collapsed in 2010. (Reuters)

People survey damage from the 2010 collapse of a house used by gladiators in Pompeii. (Reuters)
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People survey damage from the 2010 collapse of a house used by gladiators in Pompeii. (Reuters)

Workers repair the 2,000-year-old "House of the Gladiators" in the ruins of ancient Pompeii. (Reuters)
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Workers repair the 2,000-year-old "House of the Gladiators" in the ruins of ancient Pompeii. (Reuters)

Rome's Coliseum. Underground parts of the structure have been flooded by torrential rains. (Reuters)
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Rome's Coliseum. Underground parts of the structure have been flooded by torrential rains. (Reuters)

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