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Restoration work begins on Rome’s Colosseum


Thanks to a private $33 million dollar donation, restoration work has now begun on Rome’s Colosseum.

While that moment isn’t at hand, the Colosseum is a mess. Traffic pollution has blackened the once colorful walls and pieces have fallen off. The recession means the city can’t afford to clean up the ultimate symbol of ancient Rome’s might and majesty, so they took up an offer from a modern Italian icon, the luxury leather goods company Tod’s, owned by Diego della Valle.

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Story: CBS News | Photo: Getty

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