Pompeii 'gladiator school' reopens

Director Osanna presents restoration work

(ANSA) - Pompeii, January 3 - Pompeii's 'gladiator school' reopened Thursday after a three-year restoration following a collapse eight years ago.
    The director of the archaeological park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, on Thursday said "collapses in the archaeological digs of Pompeii are a closed chapter". The director of the ancient city, which was smothered in lava and ash by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius, presented a new route between the walls of the Schola Armaturarum, whose restoration has just been completed and which opened on Thursday.
    "Here is everything we have done and that we now want to make accessible to everyone", said Osanna. "Visitors will see what remains of the headquarters of the association of gladiators of ancient Pompeii. "The work carried out by a team of restorers enabled them to piece together the frescoes that had crumbled after collapsing in November 2010. "The bright colors, an amphora that emerged during recent excavation work, show the importance of this building, which will be open to small groups of visitors every Thursday.
   

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