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Experts: Rains, tourists could be to blame for destruction to ancient ruins

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POMPEII, Italy – Rain and popularity could be to blame for the destruction to one ancient, historical site.

Over the last two days, parts of three ancient walls collapsed around the ancient City of Pompeii.

The collapse comes after heavy rains hit the area earlier this week.

One wall that collapsed was part of a six-foot high Roman-era shop that was closed to the public.

On Sunday, rains also caused the collapse of a wall at the Temple of Venus.

It also brought down a wall of a tomb in the Necropolis of Porta Nocera.

The head of Italy’s National Unesco Commission warned that Pompeii was destined to collapse entirely without extraordinary measures.