Rome's Colosseum might be leaning slightly but its stability is not in danger, said officials who on July 31 announced that the ancient amphitheatre is about to undergo its first comprehensive restoration in 73 years.
Lego Colosseum Certified Lego builder Ryan McNaught has created the world's first Lego Colosseum. Using 200,000 Lego bricks, the model is presented in cross-section with half in its present day ruined form and half as it was when Rome's original Colosseum was built, circa 80 AD. Made for the University of Sydney, it's currently on view at Nicholson Museum in Melbourne, Australia, until January 2013. Truly, it's Lego architecture at its finest. Australia - July 2012 Supplied by WENN.com
Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen from a helicopter, in this August 12, 2004 file photo. The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File