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Another bit falls off Colosseum

Second fragment of rock in three days

27 December, 15:00
Another bit falls off Colosseum (ANSA) - Rome, December 27 - The Colosseum lost another bit of masonry Tuesday following a fragment of wall that fell off on Christmas Day, fire services said.

"Another small piece of tufa (stone) fell from an arch facing the Arch of Constantine," they said.

"No one was hurt, though tourists were a bit surprised".

The Christmas Day incident, which sparked headlines like Colosseum Falling on Tourists, spurred calls to bring forward a planned restoration of the iconic monument.

Work is currently scheduled to start in March on a two-year revamp funded by footwear magnate Diego Della Valle.

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