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Salini wants to donate 20 million euros to restore Pompeii

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian construction magnate Pietro Salini is prepared to donate 20 million euros ($26 million) to help restore and preserve the ancient city of Pompeii, which has been damaged by weather and plagued by the mafia and corrupt management.Full story

Deep-Sea Worms Can't Take the Heat

Hot pink tube worms living on scalding deep-sea hydrothermal vents actually like to keep things relatively cool, according to a study published today (May 29) in the journal PLOS ONE. Full story

Life and death in Pompeii

  Get a rare glimpse of artifacts from Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried under ash when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, on display in a blockbuster exhibit at London’s British Museum. NBC News’ Carol Marquis and Richard O'Kelly report.

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EU moves to save Pompeii, protect it from mafia

Ancient Pompeii had upstairs toilets, too

First Facebook? Pompeii's 'wall posts'

Why all the trash at Pompeii tombs?

Pompeii couple reunited in marble inscription

Two more walls collapse in Italy's Pompeii

Heat surge, not suffocation, may have killed Mt. Vesuvius victims

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The cast of a family killed by extreme heat lie in the 'pugilist' pose from Pompeii seen at the British Museum.
The cast of a family killed by extreme heat lie in the 'pugilist' pose from Pompeii seen at the British Museum.

A picture shows the cast of a family killed by extreme heat and which lie in the 'pugilist' pose caused by the tendons contracting at high temperature, from Pompeii, the Roman town that was partially destroyed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, during the press preview for the 'Life and Dea

A comic mask mosaic, one of the exhibits in "Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum", is seen in this handout photograph provided by the British Museum in London
A comic mask mosaic, one of the exhibits in "Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum", is seen in this handout photograph provided by the British Museum in London

A comic mask mosaic, one of the exhibits in "Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum", is seen in this handout photograph provided by the British Museum in London March 28, 2013. An exhibition showing daily life and tragic death in the ill-fated Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum opened in Lo

A restorer works in the ancient Roman city Pompeii
A restorer works in the ancient Roman city Pompeii

A restorer works in the ancient Roman city Pompeii, which was buried in AD 79 by an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, February 6, 2013. The European Union launched a multi-million euro restoration of the crumbling world heritage site on Wednesday, and said it would seek to protect it from the influe

A sign hangs on a perimeter fence in the ancient Roman city Pompeii
A sign hangs on a perimeter fence in the ancient Roman city Pompeii

A sign, which reads: "No Entry", hangs on a perimeter fence in the ancient Roman city Pompeii, which was buried in AD 79 by an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Workers mount a Plexiglas cover in an attempt to protect a 2000 year old piece of graffiti in Pompeii.
Workers mount a Plexiglas cover in an attempt to protect a 2000 year old piece of graffiti in Pompeii.

Workers mount a Plexiglas cover in an attempt to protect a 2000 year old piece of graffiti in Pompeii on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

World Heritage Site Of Pompeii Starting To Decay
World Heritage Site Of Pompeii Starting To Decay

POMPEII, ITALY - NOVEMBER 14: A view of the House of the Gladiators cordoned off on November 14, 2010 in Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples. The Schola Armatorum, a 2,000-year-old House of the Gladiators, collapsed November 6, 2010, exposing the perilou