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The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill

A mix of history and fantasy is planted within when visiting the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine, the Palatine Hill, which leads to the Circus Maximus, and the Colosseum.

It is explained to us Il Colosseo interprets, “Really big thing” and rightfully so considering it is possibly the greatest architecture of Rome. The amphitheatre, originally for a tented roof system and inspiration for the pantheon, is where large spectacles and slaughter of animals from Africa as well as humans took place. Christianity becomes an acceptable form of religion and the colosseum became a sacred Christian site. The removed floor removed visitors a deeper look into the undergrounds of the arena. The grandeur of the colosseum is surreal and gives many students flashbacks of the movie Gladiator.

 

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