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    I didn't realize that much of the coliseum was plastered (insert your favorite joke here). Here is a look at some remnants.



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    The trap door supports are visible. Look at the little square at the left side of the picture. This what they used to raise and lower the animals.


    One of the interesting things the guide mentioned was that archers were stationed on little benches around the arena to kill any wild animals that leaped up into the audience.
    (and some people say these threads don't have anything to do with archery)
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    That's awesome. I didn't actually get to go inside so I guess technically it's still on my bucket list.

    I always thought they should tear out the safety fences and put the gods and goddesses back in the archways in the fresh air where they belong. It would promote hand-holding of children and the Law of Natural Selection, if nothing else, though both are important.

    The fences are a bit of an eyesore, and a buzz-kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post





    The trap door supports are visible. Look at the little square at the left side of the picture. This what they used to raise and lower the animals.


    One of the interesting things the guide mentioned was that archers were stationed on little benches around the arena to kill any wild animals that leaped up into the audience.
    (and some people say these threads don't have anything to do with archery)

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    A lot of the fences are because it is still under reconstruction. We were actually watching some of the workmen while we were there. Just like Pompeii, it's ongoing.

    And in case anyone was wondering, The holes (pock marked walls) that are present around the arena contained iron support rods that were later reclaimed after the fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post


    This is a model taken in the coliseum showing what it would have looked like in its prime.
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    +6 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    The holes (pock marked walls) that are present around the arena contained iron support rods that were later reclaimed after the fall.

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