Italy Earthquake Creating Additional Rift in Colosseum

6.6-magnitude quake rocked Italy on Sunday, October 30th

The Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum is also experiencing the impact of the earthquake at 7:40 am, Sunday, and more than 25 thousand people lost their homes and causing damage in 100 cities at the center of Italy.

Concerns of various parties, one of which is the special authority of the Colosseum and Roman Heritage, Francesco Prosperetti, according to article on sites CNN Indonesia, he felt the immediate impact on one of the Italy icons, Colosseum, has experienced the addition of cracks in buildings.

As the management of the Special Authority of Colosseum and Roman Heritage, citing the Telegraph, Prosperetti mention some building materials from the two thousand years old fell when the earthquake struck. Although naturally, long before the earthquake damage was also the case.

"With the earthquake, cracks widened."

Of course the parties directly related to cultural objects still calculating the damage predictable losses 5,000 churches, bell towers, also the historic and ancient buildings.

The historical buildings are directly related to the place of worship, made a separate shock for the people of Italy, while still making the latest data related damage, one of which is damage to the walls of Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls which became one of the worship sites of the pilgrims.

Pilgrims had to postpone some of the rituals associated damage to the facade and tear down the ceiling of the building.

Other buildings of interest to the Ministry of Culture of Italy is the neighborhood of Colosseum Roman Forum and Baths of Caracalla also closed to the public in order to prevent casualties caused by the collapse of old buildings, although some Italian researchers have previously said that the Romans actually take into account the probability of an earthquake that maybe happen.

It is believed by archaeologists Alessandro D'Alessio, "The foundation of the Colosseum was made with the best structure to deal with vibrations. The ancient Romans also been aware of the possibility of earthquakes from the Apennine mountain region."

They have experienced similar disasters over the centuries, for example the amphitheater in the south area suffered severe damage in 1349.

This country, Italy, is expected to soon rise, while the community continues to struggle to overcome the disaster, and with the support of the international community as well as a strong belief recover gradually.

Source: E Priherdityo - CNN Indonesia, Telegraph
Image: M Paath Djojonegoro


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