The Rome Colosseum’s hi-tech floor will now give visitors a gladiators’ view. The Italian government approved the plan to install a new high-tech floor in the Rome Colosseum. This plan will give this 2,000-year-old arena a new look and will make visitors have a new feeling.
Archaeologists removed the arena’s floor in the 19th century. The floor was removed to show a network of tunnels where animals and gladiators were kept before rowdy events.
The Rome Colosseum’s hi-tech floor will be made of wood, according to Dario Franceschini, the culture minister of Italy. The project to install the floor was given to Ingegneria, a Milan-based engineering firm.
The floor is another step forward toward rebuilding the arena. An ambitious project that will aid the conservation of the archaeological structures while getting back to the original image of the Colosseum.Franceschini
The project will be completed by 2023 and cultural events can start taking place after the completion. One of the benefits of this Hi-Tech floor is that it is reversible, if there is a new design later in the future, the floor can be removed easily.
According to the officials in charge of the project, the top of this new floor will be designed with Accoya wood and will feature slats that can enable natural light to penetrate into the area below and protect the underground from rain. This project will help restore the real picture of the arena and as well as conserve the archaeological structures beneath.
The Colosseum has been in existence for centuries and served several purposes. It has also sheltered several animals and has been used for excavation. It has now become a place where temporary exhibits and some events are hosted. The Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist areas in Italy. In 2019, about 7.6 million people visited this place.