Rome’s Colosseum slanting to the south
Published on August 7th, 2012 | by Admin0
Professor Giorgio Monti, from La Sapienza’s construction technology department, warned there may be a crack in the base below the amphitheatre.
“The slab of concrete on which the Colosseum rests, which is like a 13-metre (yard)-thick oval doughnut, may have a fracture inside it,” he told the newspaper.
He said intervention could be necessary if the concerns are confirmed, along the lines of stabilization work carried out in Pisa, but he said it was too early to judge what kind of intervention would be most suitable.
Story: Reuters | Photo: Stefano Rellandini, Reuters