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Friday, July 07, 2006

ITALY - Rome

Roman Colosseum


The Colosseum was designed to hold 50,000 spectators, and it had approximately eighty entrances so crowds could arrive and leave easily and quickly. It was inaugurated in 80 AD.

The Flavian Roman emperors built the Colosseum of Rome for entertaining their subjects with bloody games where Gladiators fought wild beasts.(Quite similar to Russell Crowe in Gladiator).

There is a cross inside the Colosseum which the Pope visits every friday owing to a popular misconception that hundreds of Christians were killed by lions. The visit of the Pope in itself could be a fabrication.

Rome is filled with places of historical importance and it is important one does the homework before visiting this place or you would'nt be able to appreciate the splendour and wonder of this place.

It is also said that Italians have a spritual breakdown when they leave Rome.
We all know, Rome wasn't built in a day.

6 comments:

J~ said...

The Colossuem can actually take ur breath away… from the out side it may just look like a battered structure of concrete columns…
But, once inside the arena… the epic actually unfolds in front of ur eyes…ur own eyes betray and u end up finishing the missing columns and u have the complete Colossuem clattering with the arrogant crowd, hungry for the ‘bloody’ sport.
No wonder it is counted as one of the wonders of the world… the whole place is truly mesmerizing…
Glad u were there... have a wonderful time Lady...

Arjun.C.N said...

Well well well.... The Europe is getting blessed by ME if not by the pope!!!

I am so jealous right now!!! 2 more yrs before I do all that.

US is fine... Moving to Los Angeles this month end.Denver Chicago n Dallas next month... I am gonna hate travelling real soon!!!

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Me said...

@j: That was beautiful. It did happen, the unravelling of the colosseum.
@Arjun: dont steam so much.Ur practically living out of a suitcase.

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