Friday, February 8, 2013

More Problems Discovered at Pompeii

A week after reports surfaced about thefts of antique books from a historic library in Naples, Italian authorities have announced another arrest, this time of the head of a restoration firm that allegedly skimmed monies meant for the restoration of Pompeii.  

While it's good to see Italian authorities finally clamp down on some corruption, such news once again suggests that import restrictions, repatriation demands and the like are diversions from what really ails Italy's cultural patrimony.

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