Would UNESCO allow this kind of traffic through the Valley of the Kings in Egypt or through the middle of Pompeii?
Pompeii is at risk of becoming a wasteland as its ruins disintegrate to dust due to lack of maintenance.
Husks of homes, some of them choked in jungular vines, furnish a tropical Pompeii for viewers on the disaster bus tours.
Pompeii is an easy target because of its size and because it is badly guarded.
“The subject of Pompeii is probably safe at this point,” Shearer says.
We are going up Vesuvius, of course, and to Herculaneum and Pompeii, and the usual places.
This also was one of the gay places in Pompeii, for it was a bathhouse.
The number of people who have visited Pompeii solely because the Bay of Naples was in an ugly mood will never be counted.
But Pompeii was a city of business, too, and had many workshops.
There is no building, even in the Strada Tribunali, which was standing when Pompeii 134 was a city.
Roman town buried by volcanic eruption 79 C.E., excavated beginning in 1755; the name is from Oscan pompe "five," in reference to its five districts. Related: Pompeian.