Problems in Pompeii

The Italian government is taking measures to save the ruins at Pompeii from deterioration, and has declared a year-long state of emergency for the ancient Roman city. Approximately 2.6 million tourists visit Pompeii annually, and the pressure of all those feet pounding through the place, vandalism and exposure to the elements has the ruins falling into ruins.

This reminded me of a post I did a couple of years ago on another World Heritage Site that is being “loved to death”, Machu Picchu.

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