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Pompeii gets cash boost from Italian government

6 April 2012 Last updated at 03:42 BST

The Italian government has launched a 105m-euro (£87m) project to save one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, the ancient city of Pompeii.

There has been growing concern that the site, where volcanic ash smothered a Roman city in AD79, has been neglected.

A number of structures have fully or partially collapsed, including the "House of Gladiators" which fell down 18 months ago.

Alan Johnston reports.