Michelangelo's David Threatened By Earthquakes

December 23, 2014 2:28 PM

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Michelangelo's David Threatened By Earthquakes

The Italian minister of culture, Dario Franceschini, has announced that the state will invest €200,000 on an “anti-seismic plinth" for Michelangelo's David (1501-04), AFP reports. Angelo Tartuferi, director of the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, which has housed the statue since 1873, said the platform should be ready for use within the year.

The announcement, made last Saturday, came after a bout of 250 minor earthquakes, which shook the Florence region last week.

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