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Security barrier set up around Rome’s Colosseum

A protective barrier has been set up around the Colosseum in Rome in preparation for some heavy restorative and cleaning work.

A protective barrier will be installed around the Colosseum as a precaution measure to prevent passersby from dislodged fragments falling off the amphitheatre’s exterior walls.

The announcement was made on 27 November by Rome’s superintendent of archaeological heritage, Maria Rosaria Barbera, who said her office had “a duty to intervene” for safety reasons.

The impassable security barrier will be composed of cast iron and cement pillars and will be erected at street level at “mathematically calculated” distances between six and 15 metres from the Colosseum.

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