Stucco falls off Pompeii building ahead of UNESCO deadline
Site fixed by Dec 31 or loses UNESCO World Heritage title13 December, 18:17
Sections of structures that have fallen in the past two years have triggered new concerns about Italy's ability to protect the 2,000-year-old treasure from further degradation.
Italy on December 9 named Giovanni Nistri, the former head of its prestigious art-theft unit, to head up an ambitious project to restore and redevelop the Pompeii archeological site per a cabinet decree approved in early August.
The site has been plagued for decades by accusations of mismanagement, neglect, and even mafia infiltration.