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Nearly 2,000 years after Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, the ancient Roman city is still giving up its long-buried secrets.The extensive conservation work has enabled scholars to uncover a few more areas of Pompeii still buried under volcanic debris, including two large houses, alleyways, highly decorated interiors and a brightly colored snack bar.In 2010, less than 15 percent of the excavated area was accessible to tourists, wild dogs roamed the paved streets, and only 10 buildings were open, against 64 in 1956 .Today, around 70 percent of the uncovered city is accessible and more than 30 fully restored buildings can be visited.Perhaps one of the most significant finds was the least spectacular at first sight -- a brief charcoal inscription which cites the date Oct. 17, written in the hallway of a grand house where at least six bodies were also discovered.
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