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Save the archaeological heritage of Italy!

The Italian Ministery of Cultural Heritage is undertaking a radical reform of the legal system which protects the archaeological monuments.

Save the archaeological heritage of Italy!

After 110 years of activity the Archaeological Heritage Offices are being cancelled.

The reform has been designed very quickly, without any debate inside the the Ministery itself.

Furthermore, it seems that the rules concerning rescue archaeology are going to be eliminated from the new code of the public contracts (in opposition to the European Valletta Convention).

All this would destroy the preservation system of the italian archaeological heritage.

Aware of the need to enhance the saveguarding system we invite the Ministery to withdraw proposed decree and to open a discussion with the experts in the field by involving also the international scientific community.

To sign the petition protesting at these changes click here.

Source: TANN [February 13, 2016]

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