|Manu||Date: Saturday, 02-January-2021, 4:57 AM | Message # 1|
Italy's government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor of the Colosseum in Rome and return it to its former glory.
The project will have a total budget of 18.5m euros (£16.7m; $22.5m), and the work is due to start next year.
The retractable floor is expected to feature trap doors and hidden lifts.
"The reconstruction... is a great idea which has gone around the world," Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement.
"It will be a major technological intervention that will offer visitors the opportunity to, not only see the underground rooms... but also appreciate the beauty of the Colosseum while standing in the centre of the arena," he added.
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