The Colosseum, Rome


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The Colosseum, Rome

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The Colosseum is located in Rome, Italy.

Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre,it is an oval amphitheatre, and the largest ever built.

The arena hosted a variety of blood sports as entertainment. with ceremonies and shows that lasted for 100 days.

The schedule for the day consisted of men hunting dangerous animals and executions of criminals, but the main event would be the gladiatorial combat. Ancient writers wrote about mock sea battles or naumachiae before the Hypogeum was developed . It is speculated that hydraulic mechanisms were used to flood the arena rapidly for such naval battles.

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Script and research:
Andrea Tagliabue and Daniel Turner

Narrator:

Christian H Miles

Animation:
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Artwork:
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‘Oblivion Overture’ by Scott Buckley

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  2. Last gladiators games in the Colosseum were played in 404 AD. Sack of Rome in 410 (by Visigoths) was seen as Roman Gods' divine punishment for canceling games by some pagan Romans.

  3. All roads lead to Rome, public baths, free clean running water, sewage systems etc etc. You knw stuff they still lack in many places in Africa to this day was there well over 2 thousand years ago

  4. The colosseum itself is amazing, almost 2000 years and is still there. Its design, its style. Everything is incredible. As a kid it was my dream to visit it one day

    But millions of inocents death there for stupid reasons. It's the place where countless lives were lost. So over the years i've changed my mind

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