Colosseum in a Nutshell part 2

Colosseum in Rome part 2 - Gladiator schools, Commodus, the only Cesar who attended the fights in person, bloody rituals !


Did you know the Colosseum had a sun blocker as a rooftop?

Fabrics where tended over the space where the ranks were located so the people could sit in shade and join the events for the entire day.

Did you know further, that Gladiator schools were first located underground in the space under the corridors, which were located right under the seats in fact underneath these corridors.

The Arena was named "Arena" cause the latin word for "sand" is "arena".

Cesars announced themselves as Demi Gods, and blood of animals have been drunk out of chalices

The Name of this building was "Vespasian Flavian Amphitheater" and "Colosseum" was just the Knickname.

Commodus, Son of Marcus Aurelius used to fight against Gladiators himself in person to feast on the adrenaline caused by its excitement.

The Colosseum has actually 80 Gates in total and is the prototype of every modern stadium.

Have you ever been told, that at the inaugurations of the Colosseum in 80 a.d. (construction period:72 a.d. - 80 a.d.) 5000 animals were hunted down and killed in the arena?

The Colosseum now is nowadays a museum and the pope is leading a parade which commemorates the christians died there over the centuries every Good-Friday on Eastern in an annual period.

Want to find out more about Rome just


Colosseum Rome, Gladiators, Arena, Cesars. As it is seen from Roman Forum.

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