Italy Plans Restoration of Colosseum Floor

Italy Plans Restoration of Colosseum Floor

Tara Bellucci
Aug 6, 2015
(Image credit: Creative Commons photo via NH53)

Italy's culture minister announced yesterday that the country was investing €18.5 million ($20 million) to restore the floors of the Colosseum, with plans to use it for events and reenactments.

The Roman structure dates back to 72-80 AD, and while the floors were originally wood and sand, Italy plans to modernize the structure.

This is part of a larger push to restore the country's great historic institutions; the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is also undergoing renovations.

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