Pompeii Declared “Disaster Zone”

“The Italian government has been forced to declare a state of emergency at the archeological site of Pompeii because of its severe state of disrepair. Archaeologists and art historians have been decrying the decay at Pompeii for many years. Its upkeep has been strangled by a lack of funds, litter, looting, mismanagement as well as illegal tour guides and stray dogs.”