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Michelangelo's David in danger of collapsing? Published: May 2, 2014

He may look fit, but researchers in Italy believe Michelangelo’s David is in danger of collapsing due to his weak ankles.

According to findings from Italy's National Research Council and the University of Florence, the famous marble sculpture has tiny cracks around its ankles that could cause a serious problem for the masterpiece’s prolonged stability.

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