Mercoledì, 17 Ottobre 2018
POMPEII (NAPLES)

Technology to return Pompeii mystery villa to splendour

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Pompeii (Naples), July 11 - A new laser-based
technology is expected to return the frescos located in the
Villa dei Misteri in Pompei to their original splendour as part
of a wider renovation program of what is considered to be one of
the most fascinating remains contained in the town, the Italian
archeology superintendent said Thursday.
The ancient town of Pompeii was buried by a volcanic
eruption from nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The superintendent, which is the government department
responsible for historical and artistic buildings, said
particular attention during the renovation would be paid to the
cycle of paintings that have brought world-wide fame to the
so-called ''Villa of Mysteries''.
It will be the first time that laser treatment is to be
used in such a large and important context, and will permit the
efficient removal of the protective layers applied to the
frescos over the centuries.
Pompeii has often been the focus of outcries for the
derelict status of some of its ruins.
There have been cave-ins and collapses in recent years,
leading to growing concern about Italy's ability to protect the
2,000-year-old site from further decay.

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