Post image for Earthquake-Proofing Michelangelo’s Statue of David

After more than 250 small earthquakes shook Italy last week, the Italian Ministry of Culture announced it will spend €200,000 (~$245,000) on an anti-seismic base to secure Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Agence France-Presse reported.

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Post image for OMG…Now I Know: How to Protect Your Antique Statues During an Earthquake

The Getty Museum has come up with a video to demonstrate how to save your precious sculptures during an earthquake. Thanks, Getty!

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Post image for Turkish Earthquake Damages Historic Sites, Including 10th C Armenian Church

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that shook Turkey on Sunday and killed 535 while leaving 50,000 homeless has also damaged important historic monuments in eastern Turkey’s Van region.

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Washington Monument Closed Indefinitely

by Hrag Vartanian on September 26, 2011

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“The National Park Service said Monday that the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely and that the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August had done more damage to the monument than had been previously disclosed.” [WashPo]

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Post image for National Cathedral in DC Suffers Minor Damage in East Coast Quake

“The Washington National Cathedral, the highest building in the city, suffered damage in Tuesday’s earthquake, with three pinnacles in the central tower breaking off, a spokesman said.” [Reuters]

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