Five endangered monuments, that may not stand the test of time

15 Февраль, 2014

  

The Roman Colosseum crumbles: Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

The pieces are constantly falling stones from the walls of the Colosseum in Rome, called for urgent restoration.

Ancient civilizations have long been at the mercy and power of weather conditions. Descriptions of the debilitating heat from the time of the ancient Egyptians and many of the strongest typhoons in the legends of the ancient Greeks have been preserved.

Centuries passed, but a few visible signs of ancient civilizations still exist today. We look at major landmarks and monuments around the world. Slowly, but true, extreme weather conditions blow up popular monuments around the world. Meteorologist Jim Andrews, who specializes in global climate and weather research, assesses this list of wonders of the world and whether they can survive the test of time.

1. Roman Colosseum

Колизей, Built in 70-80 gg. a.d., was the center of Roman gladiatorial battles and a place of survival. Andrews noted, that this ancient monument has long been fighting for its own survival.

  

  

«Snow and frost infrequent guests in Rome. However,, when it happens, It's snowing, lying on a rock during the day, when the temperature gets above zero, Melts. Water seeps in and out at night, if a cold wave comes into this area and the temperature drops below zero, then it leads to destruction».

Water getting into nooks and crannies of the monument is a problem, warned Andrews.

«It doesn't matter., that chisel, with extremely powerful power. That's what it is., what happens to the Colosseum for a long time «.

These cycles of freezing and thawing, which the Colosseum is constantly exposed to cause its destruction. And it's been happening all the time. 1942 years so far so, You can say: «arivederci» there will be no ancient monument in the near future.

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