Pompeii, Bay of Naples - 16 April, 2013
1. Columns in the Forum at sunset
2. Close up of funeral portraits tucked inside building along Pompeii road
3. Wide of building, with other burial sites along road
4. Close up of a plastered cast in "Garden of the Fugitives"
5. Wide of plastered casts in "Garden of the Fugitives"
6. Plaster cast in foetal position in "Garden of the Fugitives"
7. Wide of "Garden of the Fugitives" with tourists looking at plaster casts through glass walls
8. Wide of entrance to Pompeii
9. SOUNDBITE (Italian), Teresa Elena Cinquantaquattro, Superintendent for Naples and Pompeii:
"Perhaps a detail that escapes most people is that conservation cannot be performed just once, but rather is an activity that needs to be repeated periodically. One should think of it like house maintenance. Periodically you have to redo the roof, you have to trim the lawn. This is how one should approach the maintenance of the ancient city, which, let me remind you, is no longer inhabited, but is traversed by streams of visitors who don't live there and don't take care of it."
10. Wide of tourists walking down ancient Pompeii avenue
11. Medium of tourists inside Pompeii Forum
12. Wide of tourists inside Pompeii Forum
13. High shot of tourists visiting one of ancient houses of Pompeii
14. Tourists taking pictures of a fresco inside an ancient inn
15. Close up of fresco inside ancient inn
16. Medium of painted walls inside Villa of Mysteries
17. "Frigidarium" (cold water chamber), inside an ancient thermal complex for women in Pompeii, tilt
18. Close up of marble statue of god, Hermes, messenger of Gods and protector of merchants
19. Tourists reading their Pompeii guide inside thermal complex
20. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Teresa Elena Cinquantaquattro, Superintendent for Naples and Pompeii:
"The Major Project Pompeii, which will unfold as a series of interventions through 2015, will allow us to overcome the emergency state that was brought to the attention of the media after the collapse of the Schola Armaturarum (Gladiator School). It will allow us to make the ancient city safer in general and to plan the only thing that guarantees conservation of archaeological sites, which is planned maintenance."
21. Wide of Villa of Mysteries with backdrop of Mt Vesuvius volcano
22. Scaffolding inside villa, tilt
23. Close up of scaffolding around a column inside villa
24. Wide of tourists walking along a road fenced off for restoration
25. Ruins of "Gladiator School", that collapsed on November 6, 2010
26. Alley leading to "Gladiator School," which was fenced off after collapse
27. Via della Abbondanza, where "Gladiator School" once stood
28. Scaffolding in avenue, Via della Abbondanza
29. Close up of a sign reading, (in Italian) "Major Project Pompeii"
30. Wide of scaffolding with sign
31. Wide of police car parked outside Pompeii Superintendence Office
32. Close up of police car's lights
33. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Fernando Guida, Prefect for Major Project, Pompeii and head of the legal task force against organised crime:
"For the first time, the Naples Prefect task force accessed the work-in-progress areas. We are enforcing one of the rules of the legality protocol that was signed April 2012 by the Naples prefect and by the Archeological Superintendent for Naples and Pompeii. The goal is to monitor the operational phase of the sites to make sure that criminal organisations don't infiltrate the project."
34. Signs reading "Security Video Camera in Action" with a backdrop of tourists near Villa of Mysteries
35. Close up of the sign reading "Security Video Camera in Action"
37. High shot of Pompeii ruins
38. Weeds growing on side of ancient building
41. Pompeii Forum at sunset
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