Skip to comments.First Pisa, now Rome's Colosseum - it's leaning
Posted on 07/29/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
ROME (Reuters) - The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs.
Experts first noticed the incline about a year ago and have been monitoring it for the past few months,
Tests have also started to observe the effects that traffic on nearby busy roads may have on the monument.
Professor Giorgio Monti, from La Sapienza's construction technology department, warned there may be a crack in the base below the amphitheatre.
"The slab of concrete on which the Colosseum rests, which is like a 13-metre (yard)-thick oval doughnut, may have a fracture inside it," he told the newspaper.
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Verginius Rufus was qualified to be emperor but didn't want the job. Exact opposite of the current president.
A friend told me he was once in Verona and wanted to find how to get to the local amphitheater (one of the best-preserved ancient amphitheaters). So he asked a local "where is the Colosseum?" The guy looked at him as if he were crazy and replied, "in Rome."
My house is settling, too. They just don’t build things like they used to.... oh, never mind.
Is it leaning to the left?
Bury some soaker hoses around the outside. Learned that this weekend along with “No, you don’t pound the sharp end of the nail.”
“Obama to Romans: they didnt build that!”
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