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Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 14:50:27 »
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The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.

The region around Florence has had hundreds of small quakes in recent days, and reports say people near the epicentre of the tremors have chosen to sleep outside in tents and camper vans in case of a stronger earthquake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30567298

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Re: Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 18:33:10 »
I'm sure the British Museum will offer it a home  ;)

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Re: Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 18:52:00 »
I'm sure the British Museum will offer it a home  ;)

I think it would look quite at home next to the Elgin Marbles.  :btu:

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Re: Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 19:17:10 »
Look nice in my garden!! 

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Re: Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 19:42:11 »
Look nice in my garden!!

At 14 feet and 3 inches tall that would be one heck of a garden ornament. 

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Re: Michelangelo's David to be protected from earth tremors
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 21 December, 2014 @ 20:16:59 »
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The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.

The region around Florence has had hundreds of small quakes in recent days, and reports say people near the epicentre of the tremors have chosen to sleep outside in tents and camper vans in case of a stronger earthquake.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30567298

Er... which part of the statue was to be protected?!  :x-wink:

(Thanks to Radio 4's News Quiz for that one.)

Tony