Tuscania, the little Italian hill town where 22 died, over 200 were injured and 4,000 made homeless in last Saturday's earthquake (February 6), is now counting the cost of the damaged to its unique artistic heritage.
GV Ruined wall - pull out to GV..town
GV Wrecked houses with ancient sculptures in F/G.
LV Wooden props supporting old houses (2 shots)
LV Firemen erecting more props
SV PAN..Firemen salvaging books from town hall (2 shots)
TGV Badly damaged church, tower half collapsed
SV & CU Earthenware pots being salvaged (2 shots)
SV PAN..Damaged exterior of Romanesque church
SV PAN EXTERIOR.. another damaged Romanesque church
SV PAN INTERIOR.. Church with roof collapsed, showing cracked fresco wall and men searching rubble
CU PAN..Salvaged pieces of stone carving
CU PAN..Sculpture of woman
SV Shorted-up arches in church
CU Workmen renovating fresco
CU PAN..crack through fresco portrait
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Background: Tuscania, the little Italian hill town where 22 died, over 200 were injured and 4,000 made homeless in last Saturday's earthquake (February 6), is now counting the cost of the damaged to its unique artistic heritage. Buildings severely damaged include two of Italy's finest Romanesque churches, and several frescoes are almost beyond repair.
This story was sot by Visnews cameraman Pino Giambattista, who also filmed the human story of Tuscania's earthquake (see Visnews Productions 1512/71 and 1572/71).