Rossella Lorenzi with Discovery News wrote:Rome's Colosseum is starting to lean
"While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand;
When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall;
And when Rome falls -- the World."
If the Venerable Bede (673-735), the Anglo-Saxon monk
and the first English historian who wrote these words
(later translated by the poet Lord Byron), heard the news today,
he might indeed believe that the end of the world was near.
According to Rome's authorities, the symbol of the Eternal City
is in need of support as its south side is 16 inches lower than the north.