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Saving The Colosseum

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“I’ve always dreamed of seeing the Colosseum, but I can’t enjoy it because of all this scaffolding …” a lament we hear more and more as the epic monument undergoes an even more epic clean up.

Who doesn’t dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire’s amazing physical contests and setting for one of the most memorable movies from the 20th century: Ridley Scott’s Gladiator starring Russell Crowe. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

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