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Italian official offers Musk and Zuckerberg fighting in his city



official offers Musk

and Zuckerberg fighting in his city :

The mayor of the Italian historic city of Pompeii, Carmini Le Sabio, offered American billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg fighting in the city's ancient Roman amphitheatre.

According to the Mayor :

Pompeii is the "best place for a global competition"

among billionaires, explaining to ADKRONOS that

"after contacts with representatives of the authorities"

he had the impression that the choice "would fall on Pompeii"

while the billionaire ticket return, which would amount to Euro200 million

would be allocated to the establishment of two children's hospitals.

We have proposed the Roman amphitheatre in the city

and for security reasons there will not be many thousands of

audiences :

  • but the event will be broadcast on social networks around the world
  • Le Sabio continued, stressing that the dates of the fighting will change

The Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii is :

the world's oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre

built in 70 BC, and buried itself under a layer of

volcanic ash as a result of the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD.

A number of Italian cities

along with Pompeii :

had submitted their nominations for the match, against the backdrop of scenes from "Ancient Rome", which Musk himself had previously spoken about.

The mayors of Benevento and Taurmina

as well as the President of the entire Calabrian region

declared their readiness to host the fighting.

Tuscany Mayor Florence Dario Nardilla also

made a "humanitarian"

proposal to hold the match between Musk and Zuckerberg in the form of a "battle of ideas" while discussing the issues of globalization and artificial intelligence.

Last week :

the Italian Ministry of Culture confirmed negotiations to hold the match between the two American billionaires, and according to Culture Minister Gennaro Sangioliano

the battle will not take place in Rome :

Musk said earlier that he had spoken with Italian Prime Minister Georga Meloni

and with Sangioliano, and agreed with them on an "epic location" for the fight.

According to the newspaper Corriere della Sera, citing sources, the most likely places to fight would be Pompeii and the old Coliseum in Verona.