Pretty much a year to the day (‘Pompeii wall collapse damage inspected by Unesco team‘) it has been announced that ‘The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO and the Italian government have agreed to join forces to restore rain-damaged Pompeii.’ [link]
Though the site has always been safe for visitors, there have been some notable collapses and genuine fear that a point of no return was approaching for many of the ruins.
UNESCO said it would work with Italy over the next nine months to rebuild villas and other parts of the famed Roman site that have collapsed over the last year.
Under the deal, UNESCO will provide expert advice to the Italian government on how to upgrade conservation.
UNESCO’s assistant director-general for culture, Francesco Bandarin, said the project would be a “complex endeavour”.