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.