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January 25, 2005


Ancient Herculaneum is under threat from too many all too contemporary pigeons. Archaeologists have settled on an ecologically friendly/pigeon unfriendly solution to the problem.

After being buried in boiling mud when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the ruined ancient city of Herculaneum is now being deluged with acidic pigeon droppings. The situation has got so bad that archaeologists have called in three falcons to scare away the hundreds of pigeons that have set up home in the once-vibrant Roman town.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 25, 2005 03:51 PM

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