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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

Michelangelo’s David’s secret weapon

New research is suggesting that Michelangelo's statue of David may have held an unknown weapon in his right-hand. “Bulging with veins, the right hand is holding what remains of a terrible weapon used in antiquity until the 17th century,” art historians Sergio Risaliti and Francesco Vossilla wrote in the book

Michelangelo’s David placed in its intended home

A fiberglass replica of Michelangelo's statue of David has been errected up on the roof of Florence Catherdral, in the spot originally intended for the masterpiece. Standing on a pedestal high up by Florence Cathedral’s dome, a 400-kilogram (800-pound) fiberglass reproduction of Michelangelo’s David has shown today how the towering

Who owns Michelangelo’s David?

A storm is brewing as the City of Florence and the Italian government fight over who owns Michelangelo's David, one of the world's most famous statues. The ministry's lawyers recently concluded that according to documents they found in archives, David belongs to Italy, not the city of Florence. The government

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