Pompeii to unveil new remains as it reopens after COVID-19 lockdown

May 18, 2020 617

BY: John Paul Ging

Italian archaeological site Pompeii is set to reopen after months of COVID-19 lockdown – and it will now include previously closed-off areas never seen by the public. The ancient Roman city was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. Its ruins remained buried under tonnes of ash until they were excavated from the 18th century onwards.

The site – 25 kilometres south of Naples – shut its doors to stop the spread of COVID-19. The new-look Pompeii will test visitors with temperature cameras and other facilities to ensure their post-lockdown safety. There will now be designated time slots for visitors and one-way paths to maintain social distancing.

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SOURCE: https://www.euronews.com/

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