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A herd of sheep saves the ruins of an ancient city

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A herd of sheep is saving the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79, Reuters reported, quoted by BTA. So far, archaeologists have uncovered about two-thirds of the city’s territory. Excavations of Pompeii began 250 years ago.

Preserving the unexplored part of the city is a priority for archaeologists. If grass and various plant species grew on the remains of the ramparts and in the homes, it would be a big problem.

“That’s why we’re trying to find a sustainable solution for the environment,” says Gabriel Zuchtrigel, director of the Pompeii Archaeological Park.

A flock of 150 sheep is located in the northern section of the city – Reggio V, where there are remains of ancient residential buildings and shops. In 2018, frescoes, a shop and skeletons of people who died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius were found at the site. Zuchtrigel thinks the sheep will save money and save the environment.

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