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RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE FOR USING THE TUNNEL OF CONTE SARNO AT ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF POMPEI

  • Categories: maintenance
  • Contracting customar: Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of Napoli and Pompei

LOCATION: POMPEI (NAPOLI)

In 1592 the Count of Sarno Muzio Tuttovilla commissioned to the Eng. Domenico Fontana, the construction of a canal that seized one of the sources of Sarno to Episcopio, after traversing  the  Poggiomarino Plain through Pompei and then flowed into the sea in Torre Annunziata. Ruins of Pompei are crossed for  a stretch of 1.6 km, from the East Gate to the west end.  Respect to the past mode of operation , when the tunnel was crossed by water used for irrigation of the gardens, the only track  available on the structures are  cracks, left by the strings of the buckets that were lowered from above to draw on, in the points of most friction. From the late ’70s the water was no longer present in the tunnel and , in the mid of 2000s,were  created entry points of rainwater as the one near to Sannitica Gym (VIII, 7) and in Cardo to east of the House of Menandro (I, 10). With the intervention it was provided  the restoration of the tunnel, cleaning it and the conveying surface water of Ruins of Pompei .


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