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Revealed: 7 most shocking facts about the Colosseum

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Revealed: 7 most shocking facts about the Colosseum
  • Revealed: 7 most shocking facts about the Colosseum
    Revealed: 7 most shocking facts about the Colosseum
    The Colosseum remains one of the most enchanting wonders of the ancient world.
    The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. It was built in 72 AD.
    We bring to you some of the most interesting facts about the Colosseum. Read on to find out:
    -Mark Twain used the Roman Colosseum to play a practical joke.
    - The ancient Roman Colosseum is officially one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
    - It wasn't only lions that fought at the Colosseum in Rome - ostriches were popular too.
    - Sir Paul McCartney played the Colosseum before riding a bike round Rome.
    - It is doubtful that Christians were ever thrown to the lions in the ancient Roman Colosseum.
    -The director of 'Gladiator' thought the Colosseum in Rome was too small - so he built another one in Malta.
    -Thumbs up may actually have meant thumbs down.
    Source:
    http://www.explore-italian-culture.com/roman-colosseum.html#axzz2MqlrRvuV
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