How was the statue of David moved to it's original location when Michelangelo completed it?
Hi Barb, at Michelangelo's time the statue stood in piazza della Signoria, just in front of the Palazzo dei Priori or Palazzo vecchio. He finished it in 1504. The statue was transported with a very large wooden cart, and 40 men attending the movement. Michelangelo finished it on the square, just a few details. Then in 1873 the original was moved to the Galleria dell'Accademia and a copy of it was placed in the square, where you can see it now.