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Now that really IS a ruin: Pompei's 2,000-year-old House of the Gladiators crumbles to rubble
Daily Mail on line 7/11/2010

Now that really IS a ruin: Pompei's 2,000-year-old House of the Gladiators crumbles to rubble

A 2,000-year-old house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, once used by gladiators to train before combat, has collapsed.

The site was closed at the time and nobody was injured, but the collapse highlighted controversy over the poor state of Pompeii, one of Italy's main tourist attractions.

Many experts have denounced the degradation and decay of the area. The office of Pompeii's archaeological superintendent said the collapse happened at around 6am on Saturday.

Attendants opening the site saw the collapse about an hour later.

The house, called by the Latin name "Schola Armaturarum Juventis Pompeiani", was closed to the public, and could only be seen from the outside, but it was not considered at risk of collapse, officials said.

Situated on Pompeii's main street, the site was quickly cordoned off.The public are not allowed to walk around the ruins but are able to view them from outside along one of the ancient city's main streets

Art historians have complained bitterly that the archaeological sites at Pompeii are in a poor state of repair

Antonio Varone, director of Pompeii's excavations, told the Ansa news agency that officials were trying to 'preserve up to the last fragment of the Schola Armaturarum'.

There was no official word on possible causes. News reports said water infiltration following heavy rains in the past days might be the cause.

The 430 square foot (40 sq m) space was used by gladiators to train before going to fight in a nearby amphitheatre, as well as by other athletes. It was also a storehouse for weapons and armour.
The structure was believed to be where gladiators (as depicted by Russell Crowe in the 2000 film 'Gladiator') gathered and trained and used as a club house before going to battle in a nearby amphitheatre

Pompeii was destroyed in AD 79 by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius which killed thousands of people and buried the city in 20ft (6m) of volcanic ash.

But the ash also helped preserve Pompeii's treasures, providing precious information about what life was like in the ancient world.

The gladiators' house was believed to have been built near the end of Pompeii's life. It was partially destroyed during the Second World War, and the roof and some of the walls had been rebuilt.

Culture Minister Sandro Bondi said some frescoes on the lower walls may have been preserved.

Italy has long grappled with its vast cultural and archaeological heritage, amid chronic shortage of funds, negligence and vandalism. Officials have had difficulty preserving Pompeii, which is visited by more than two million people every year.

Only last month, Italy's most influential paper, Corriere della Sera, ran an editorial headlined 'The humiliation of Pompeii' in which it said cement works were damaging the ruins and that the last commissioner had ended his mandate in June.

Mr Bondi called for greater funds for Pompeii, while the opposition was quick to blame the goverment

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327295/Pompeiis-House-Gladiators-collapses.html#comments


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