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Italian museums donate ticket proceeds to quake-rebuilding

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Italian museums donate ticket proceeds to quake-rebuilding

<p>After last week’s devastating earthquake, Italian authorities are looking at how to pay for the rebuilding work. </p> <p>Museums across the country have promised to donate takings from Sunday’s ticket sales to quake-affected areas. </p> <p>The culture ministry called on Italians to visit archaeological sites and museums to help support the locals. </p> <p>A number of restaurants have also agreed to give money to the rebuilding effort.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">List of restaurants participating in fundraising for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Amatrice?src=hash">#Amatrice</a> earthquake survivors when people order Amatriciana: <a href="https://t.co/Mc8xsBcdAg">https://t.co/Mc8xsBcdAg</a></p>— Barbie Latza Nadeau (@BLNadeau) <a href="https://twitter.com/BLNadeau/status/769867376120754176">August 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p><strong>Sant’Angelo in ruins</strong></p> <p>The village of Sant’Angelo in central Italy lies almost completely in ruins.</p> <p>Its local cemetery has coffins clearly visible from cracked tombs. </p> <p>“The old part of the Sant’Angelo village cemetery, where we are right now, is almost completely destroyed,” said Mario Feliziani, president of local cultural association <span class="caps">AIPS</span>. “You can see that the graveyard and the Church of Madonna di Galloro are practically razed to the ground.”</p> <p>Emergency workers were applauded by locals as they pulled a historic Madonna statue from the rubble of the cemetery.</p> <p>“In this situation, it is very tragic for us because we have lost everything,” said local resident Franco Paoletti. “This Madonna statue is giving us a hope, for sure. We hope for the best.”</p> <p>Some 290 people lost their lives in the earthquake. </p> <p>Italy’s culture ministry says about the same number of buildings have been damaged in a 20 kilometre radius from the quake zone. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“The town is finished. It all came down.” Our <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews"><code>NBCNightlyNews</a> spot on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Italy?src=hash">#Italy</a> in mourning after the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItalyEarthquake?src=hash">#ItalyEarthquake</a> <a href="https://t.co/oifLX0B0YE">https://t.co/oifLX0B0YE</a></p>&mdash; Lucy Kafanov (</code>LucyKafanov) <a href="https://twitter.com/LucyKafanov/status/769871382746398720">August 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>