One of the Pompejis most popular buildings, Elskernes House, is once again opened to the public after 40 years of restoration.
the Building is being considered as one of the jewels in the ancient city, which was buried by the eruption from the volcano mount Vesuvius in the year 79 e.Kr., and was first discovered in 1933.
Here it was found that the building's first floor and decorations almost intact.
the Building was closed in 1980, because it was damaged by an earthquake, which killed around 3000 people. But now, 40 years after open it up again. It writes The Guardian.
Elskernes House is built up on a patio. Photo: Archaeological site of Pompeii / AFP Photo
the Restoration is completed with funds from the european UNION, which since 2012 has made it possible for the archaeological park, both to restore and to make new excavations in the city.
According to the Italian authorities, the project has received 45 million euros from the european UNION, 40 million euros from the Italian government and € 75 million from the Pompejis own fund. A total of 160 million euros. ($1.2 billion)
Pompeii attracts about 4 million visitors a year. In 2013, the endangered Unesco, that they would put Pompeii on the list of world heritage in danger, if the italians did not do anything to improve the conservation of the buildings.
the Threats came after there had been several accidents where, among other things Gladiatorernes House collapsed. The park was also criticized for not having competent staff and do not do enough to prevent vandalism.
the Walls inside the Frughavens House. Photo: Archaeological site of Pompeii / AFP Photo
the House's name, which dates back to the first century bc.Kr., comes from a Latin inscription to the right from the entrance, which can be translated thus: 'Lovers, like bees, live a sweet life as honey. I wish it was'.
Two other buildings are also reopened. We are talking here about the houses 'European Ship' and 'Frugthavens House'. The houses have also been secured against future earthquakes.
- Pompeii is now a completely safe and the loss of further archaeological material can be avoided, said Massimo Osanna, the park's opsynshavende.