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Pompeii was proposed for a fight between Musk and Zuckerberg.

Pompeii was proposed for a fight between Musk and Zuckerberg.

The mayor of the city of Pompeii near Naples proposed an ancient Roman amphitheater for a duel between American entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.


According to Carmine Lo Sapio, Pompeii is “the best place for a world competition” between billionaires. In a comment to the Adnkronos agency, he explained that after “contacts with representatives of the authorities” he had the impression that “the choice would fall on Pompeii.” According to him, holding the fight will help raise 200 million euros, which will be sent to two pediatric hospitals.

“We proposed an amphitheater. As far as I understand, for security reasons, there will not be an audience of many thousands, but it will be broadcast on social networks around the world,” the mayor said.

He stressed that the dates of the fight will be shifted, and the fight will not take place on August 26, as previously thought.


The amphitheater in Pompeii is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater in the world, it was built in 70 BC. The ancient city itself was buried under a layer of volcanic ash as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.


In addition to Pompeii, several Italian cities put forward their candidacies for the duel, where you can find the scenery of “Ancient Rome”, which Musk himself spoke about. In particular, the mayors of Benevento and Taormina, as well as the president of the entire region of Calabria, declared their readiness to take the fight.


The mayor of Tuscany Florence, Dario Nardella, made a “humanist” proposal to hold a duel between Musk and Zuckerberg in the format of a “battle of ideas” with a discussion of globalization and artificial intelligence.

Last week, the Italian Ministry of Culture confirmed negotiations for a duel between American entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.

According to the Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano, their fight will not take place in Rome. Musk previously said he spoke with Italian Prime Minister George Meloni and Sangiuliano, agreeing with them on “an epic location” for the fight.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, citing sources, Pompeii and the ancient amphitheater in Verona are considered as venues for the fight.