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Rome's mayor invites diplomats to help drum up funds to preserve neglected cultural artifacts
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, June 9, 2014 12:07 PM EDT
Rome's mayor has met with a group of diplomats in an effort to drum up money to help restore some of the eternal city's most neglected artifacts.
The foundation would oversee the cataloguing of 100,000 excavated Roman-era artifacts and restore the unkempt gladiator-training grounds next to the Colosseum — among many other projects on the mayor's wish list.
This initiative is the latest in a string of efforts to fund preservation in Rome amid steep budget cuts and economic troubles in Italy. In recent years, Italian luxury companies have stepped in, donating large sums to restore top attractions.