Jan 25th 2011 9:31AM It would cost much more then $34 million to restore it to how it was in Rome's glory days. The polluttion from car exhaust and the inviornment in general along with past looting has reduced this once majestic site to it's crumbling self today.
I have seen the Colossum in person and as with so many other historic sites world wide WE are slowly destroying them.
BTW, there are many good books with pictures of the Colossum shown as it was. Marble faced, statues in the arched areas to mention just 2.....