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The Floor Of Rome's Colosseum Is To Be Restored To Its Former Glory, Giving Visitors A Gladiator's Eye View Of The Ancient Amphitheatre's 'majesty'
The Floor Of Rome's Colosseum Is To Be Restored To Its Former Glory, Giving Visitors A Gladiator's Eye View Of The Ancient Amphitheatre's 'majesty'
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The floor of Rome's Colosseum is to be restored to its former glory, giving visitors a gladiator's eye view of the ancient amphitheatre's 'majesty'.

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini yesterday announced a £16million contract to restore the arena floor that will enable people to stand where the legendary fighters once battled wild animals and each other to the death. 

Engineering firm Milan Ingegneria has won the bid to build and install a retractable wooden arena floor, with the project set to be completed in two years. 

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Before and after images show Rome's Colosseum now and what it will look like when restored to its former glory

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The project - due for completion in 2023 - is reversible, meaning it can be removed if plans for the Colosseum change in the future. 

Mr Franceschini said: ‘In 2023, we will have the splendour of the Colosseum with its arena again.' 

The new floor will consist of wooden slats fixed into a network of rails.

 

 

 

 

The slats rotate 90 degrees, allowing them to be bunched up to reveal the bottom of the ancient structure. 

The mobile system will be able to quickly cover or uncover the underground structures below, to both protect them from rain or allow them to be aired out. 

The Colosseum - which was famously depicted in the 2000 film Gladiator starring Russell Crowe - was reopened to visitors last Monday. 

The iconic structure was constructed during the reign of emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and completed under the rule of his successor, Titus, in AD 80. 

The new floor will consist of wooden slats fixed into a network of rails.

 

 

 

 

The slats rotate 90 degrees, allowing them to be bunched up to reveal the bottom of the ancient structure

Restoring the old floor is another step forward towards the reconstruction of the arena, according to Italy's Ministry of Culture

Artist's impression shows how the system of slats will allow visitors to walk around the Colosseum

Birds-eye-view of the centre of the Colosseum and the proposed system. The original stage existed until the 1800s

The original stage existed until the 1800s when it was removed for archaeological digs on the subterranean levels of the ancient structure. 

The amphitheatre once had a sand-covered wooden paintings for living room floor on top of a network of tunnels and fighters' waiting rooms.

The floor was removed in the 19th century so architects could excavate the levels below it. 

Aerial view of the Colosseum including the semi-circular viewing platform that looks out over its historic foundations 

The restoration project involves 'innovative construction techniques, use of appropriate materials and refined analysis methodologies' 

Rome's historic Colosseum is to have its floor replaced in a project set to cost at least £16million

Russell Crowe is pictured in the role of Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 film Gladiator.

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