A site of glory and gore, the Colosseum is one of the most pivotal Roman landmarks still standing – albeit, in ruins – today. Thrilling crowds since its build in 80AD, Rome’s ancient arena harks back to a time where Emperors, gladiators and bloodthirsty man-versus-animal contests were part-and-parcel of everyday life. Throughout the Empire’s rule, spectacles of battle and brutality regularly entertained an audience of 50,000 people, the Colosseum a key site of recreation and socialising in the cruellest of fashions. Time and Mother Nature may have eroded this site, but the Colosseum of today proudly holds all the marvel of yesteryear, remaining an awe-inspiring tribute to imperial Roman barbarity, power, and prowess.
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