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    Thieves steal part of ancient Pompeii fresco

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Thieves have stolen a piece of an ancient fresco from one of the world’s most treasured archeological sites, Italy’s ancient city of Pompeii.

    A depiction of the goddess Artemis was chiselled off in a House of Neptune cubicle, an area off-limits to members of the public.

    Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was home to about 13,000 people when it was buried under ash from a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D.

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzy recently appointed a new superintendent for an ambitious restoration project in the city.

    The EU has allocated 105 million euros to be spent on the work by the end of next year.