May 15, 2021

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Colosseum: Rome recreates its identity – for 18.5 million euros! – News abroad

For more than 100 years, thousands of visitors have been able to see the colossus of the Colosseum in Rome every year – but it should be over soon.

Because: The Colosseum is getting a new platform. Once this is done, tourists will be able to stand where gladiators fought for survival a millennium ago. “This is another step towards rebuilding the stadium. It is an ambitious project to preserve the archeological structures while restoring the original image of the Colosseum, ”said Italian Culture Minister Tario Francescini (62) on Sunday (May 2).


The computer-generated image shows a planned wooden base in the Colosseum. Events are to take place there laterPhoto: dpa Image-Alliance

For 18.5 million euros, a Milanese engineering company is expected to complete the stage by 2023. It should be made of light wood and should be stretchable and stretchable to protect it from rain or to ventilate them.

The platform, founded there in 80 AD, remained in the Colosseum until the 19th century. Archaeologists are still struggling to gather enough evidence before reaching the final conclusions about the location of the Colosseum. In ancient times, gladiators prepared themselves before fighting for their lives on the stage.

Once the 3000 square meter stage is ready, events like concerts or theatrical performances will take place there again.

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