MICHAELANGELO'S DAVID COULD BECOME DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKES

Dec 22, 2014

By Scott Walker

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One of Michaelangelo’s most famous works is under threat from earthquakes.

michelangelo_david2The statue of David is located in Florence. The region has been hit by more than 200 tiny quakes in the past three days. A study of the statue earlier this year found micro-fractures in David’s legs. It’s feared that repeated shaking could ultimately cause the famous statue to break.

So officials are going to build a new plinth that is resistant to tremors. It’s expected to cost about $285,000.

The new protecting platform will be in place within a year.

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