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Railway construction threatens Michelangelo’s David

Michelangelo’s David is in danger of collapsing due to the building a high-speed train line beneath Florence, Italy.

The statue is riddled with tiny cracks, particularly in the ankles of the boy warrior, and could collapse as a result of vibrations from the 1.4 billion euro project, which is due to start in the summer.

The threat of serious damage being done to one of the world’s most famous statues has prompted calls for it to be moved to a purpose-built museum away from the construction work.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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