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Monumental wonders: 5 hidden facts about Colosseum and Roman Forum are the best way to discover the pastime of the Romans especially liked by the emperors who had a tool to captivate the people. The bloody fights of the gladiators were on a par with our football or basketball matches with real stars being remembered in various epigraphs. All took place in the presence of up to 80,000 spectators inside the icon of Rome – the Colosseum.
Let our art or archaeology expert guide lead you through the centre of ancient Rome – The Roman Forum.
Here, archaeological excavations have unearthed ruins that allow us to recreate the topographical political, religious and commercial situation of the city centre of the past. With its basilicas, temples, arches, columns that are the symbol and testimony of an ancient history of one of the longest living populations of ancient times.
Monumental wonders in depth:
The Colosseum created by Emperor Vespasian and finished by his son Titus was the centre of Rome’s entertainment. World-famous for its stories of gladiatorial fights and animal hunts. The shows often began with animals performing circus acts.
The shows often began with animals performing circus acts. The bodies of the corpses were carried away on stretchers by attendants dressed as Charon the mythical ferryman of souls and the sand raked in to cover the blood.
The animals came to Rome from Africa. There was a wide variety of animals that were used at the Colosseum including: lions, elephants, hippos, zebras and moose.
The area of the Forum in the centre of ancient Rome was teeming with lawyers and litigants, bankers and brokers, shopkeepers and prostitutes, even vagrants and slaves. Along the forum is the Via Sacra the street that crossed the forum used for religious processions and triumphal processions to the Capitol.
Taking this tour you will really discover the hidden secrets.