The city of
Requests to help rebuild ancient Roman sites have become common, with Saudi princes and business entrepreneurs donating funds to restore significant architecture to former glory. Archeologists of
"The state has very limited resources, unfortunately," said
A team of 70 specialists has already restored the interior of the palace, a three-year project, and removed calcium deposits covering frescoes depicting gods, goddesses and Roman nobles at banquets. Also discovered were holes in the ceiling in which people lowered themselves, years later, into the palace to survey it.
Renaissance painters, including
The funding will be partly dedicated to constructing a specially-designed garden above the palace to stop water dripping downward.
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