RAINS have caused more walls to collapse in Pompeii ... prompting Italy to promise to spend millions in emergency funding ... just as Italy promises every year when torrential rains cause walls to collapse ... as Pompeii crumbles to bits while Rome dithers and procrastinates.
A number of structures, including the Temple of Venus and Roma, were damaged by heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday.
The decay prompted calls for action from the European Union and the United Nations, as they have repeatedly in recent years ... to no avail as Italian authorities squander money elsewhere.
The site, where volcanic ash smothered a Roman city in 79 AD, has suffered slow degradation for many years.
It is one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures.
Every year, some 2.5 million tourists visit Pompeii, which sits near the southern city of Naples.
Despite the money they generate, there is widespread criticism that the city ... designated a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation UNESCO ... is chronically neglected and underfunded.