Michelangelo's statue of David has weak ankles...linky<br><br><br>FLORENCE (Reuters) - He's not in bad shape considering he celebrates his 500th birthday this year, but Michelangelo's David is suffering from weak ankles.<br><br>A team of art restorers, halfway through giving the white marble statue his first bath in more than a century, said on Monday they wanted to give David a scan to assess the damage.<br><br>"The ankles are one of the most fragile parts of the sculpture, they are full of cracks," Cinzia Parnigoni, the restorer in charge of the clean-up at Florence's Galleria dell'Accademia, told Reuters. Perhaps not the sturdiest foundation for the almost six-ton marble statue -- the symbol not only of masculine beauty but of Italy's rich artistic heritage. <br><br>
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