They will rebuild the area of ​​the Roman Colosseum in 2021

The project incorporates floor timber construction and a mobile system that will allow the public to understand the use and function of this icon of the ancient world.


Italian culture minister, Dario Franceschini, announced that work was beginning to rebuild the area of ​​the Colosseum in Rome, where gladiators were exhibited and all kinds of shows were held, scheduled for 2021.

“It will be a high-tech structure, but reversible and non-invasive: a great technological intervention, which will provide the visitor with the opportunity to see not only, but even today, the subsoil, but to consider the beauty of the Coliseum,” he said on Tuesday. Explained to The 22-D Minister announces the call for tender for the works to end on 1 February.

Currently 18.5 million euros have been provided for its construction.

According to the minister, the new arena will “allow the integral reading of the monument to be restored and allow the public to fully understand the use and function of this icon of the ancient world, even through cultural events of the highest level.”

The mobile system should be constructed in such a way that it can be activated quickly and several times in a single day, to protect archaeological structures from both atmospheric precipitation and excessive segregation, and at the same time, complex organizing machine May the secrets be let go. From the show, they explain from the ministry.

The reconstruction of the Colosseum was already a dream of Franceschini when he was Minister of Culture between 2014 and 2018 and praised the project by archaeologist Daniel Manacorda published in the special journal Archaeo in July 2014.

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The Mancorda project predated the construction of the Coliseum floor in wood, to reestablish the arena, and create a museum in the currently exposed byways.

Manosorda explained that according to some images, but with a lot of errors, the floor of the Colosseum still existed in the 19th century, it was removed to find everything, Mancorda then explained.

The images of the Flavian Amphitheater, as the Colosseum is actually called, show that the arena existed and was used for public and private events.

Colosseum is already used for ceremonies and ceremonies on many occasions, so some believe it will not be a problem, and will also give more details as to how the memorial will serve for the 5 million people who visit each year Was. It is currently closed like all museums and archaeological areas in Italy due to the epidemic.

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