Sheep pastures to revive Pompeii

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In late November, a flock of lawn-mowing sheep were released to trim unruly grass surrounding the ruins of Pompeii as part of an agricultural initiative for the site that also includes plans to revive ancient vineyards. The 150 sheep arrived in Pompeii and immediately got to work munching away in an unexcavated section of Regio V, a vast area to the north of the archaeological park. As part of a nine-month experiment, the flock will also be deployed to trim other grassed areas as


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