Ancient Rome


We know it as the Roman Colosseum but it was actually called Flavian Ampitheatre.  The impressive fact I will remember is that it took only 8 years to build it – finished in the year 80AD.  It seated 50,000 and had only 18 bathrooms.

This shows the Great Gladiator Arena.  At the back notice a partial flooring where the original floor was which covered the whole area with trap doors accessing the bottom portion where the Gladiators and Wild Animals were housed.

Sitting in front of the Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine which was built in 312 AD and remains standing to this day.

Above is Circus Maximus, where the chariot races were held.  It is adjacent to the Colosseum and you can see some of the Forum Ruins in the background.

ROMAN FORUM

The ancient City of Rome, built before Christ in the year 700BC.  It was a sea of Rome’s urban development full of temples and basilicas.

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  1. Mary Ann says:

    This is so awesome to see! Have fun!

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    1. We are having a blast!

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