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Roman Colosseum's New Floor Will Give Visitors A Gladiator's Point Of View
NPR ^ | May 3, 2021 | RACHEL TREISMAN

Posted on 05/04/2021 8:09:55 AM PDT by SJackson

Edited on 05/04/2021 11:24:54 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The Roman Colosseum is one step closer to having a floor, which will let visitors see the ancient amphitheater from a gladiator's vantage point for the first time in two centuries.

Colosseum Gets A Good 2,000-Year Scouring The famed Italian landmark dates back to the Flavian dynasty of the first century, and was originally used to host spectacles like animal hunts and gladiatorial games. It's been without a complete floor since the nineteenth century, when archaeologists removed it to reveal the network of structures and tunnels underneath.


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1 posted on 05/04/2021 8:09:55 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping. A new floor is overdue. Now they can bring gladiators back. Lions too.


2 posted on 05/04/2021 8:10:42 AM PDT by SJackson (Whom will insane lust for power spare, if it dares violate ties of kin & friendship? Dominic Mancini)
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To: SJackson

They need to remodel that thing............. They should call The Flip or Flop people..................


3 posted on 05/04/2021 8:12:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven.....................)
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To: SJackson

It is posts like yours that make me continually pay, year after year, to be able to support this site...:)


4 posted on 05/04/2021 8:14:48 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists are The Droplet of Sewage in a gallon of ultra-pure clean water.)
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To: SJackson

Let me know when they put in a new ceiling.


5 posted on 05/04/2021 8:16:49 AM PDT by monkeyshine (live and let live is dead)
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To: SJackson
>Now they can bring gladiators back. Lions too

Pope Francis will supply the Christians.

6 posted on 05/04/2021 8:21:32 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer
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To: JohnBovenmyer

“>Now they can bring gladiators back. Lions too
Pope Francis will supply the Christians.”

To heck with that. I’ll supply the leftists, including Francis.


7 posted on 05/04/2021 8:26:40 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: SJackson

WHY?

See the very end there in the pic? A piece of floor. Go there, if you want to see.

Sounds like a huge waste of scarce resources when there is so much needing attention/restoration/preservation.

[It might also be helpful to wait for a huge influx of tourist $$’s]


8 posted on 05/04/2021 8:29:15 AM PDT by Adder ("Can you be more stupid?" is a question, not a challenge.)
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To: SJackson; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Thanks SJackson.
What happened to the missing half of the Colosseum? | toldinstone | February 6, 2021
The short answer is: earthquakes and popes, in that order.
What happened to the missing half of the Colosseum? | toldinstone | February 6, 2021

9 posted on 05/04/2021 8:30:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SJackson

Being able to see the “basement” was a highlight of our visit to the Colosseum. The visit would have been diminished if it had been covered up. Perhaps this is meant as a way of increasing the number of people who pay for guided tours of the inner spaces.


10 posted on 05/04/2021 8:34:18 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Socialists are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Face down with a sword in your back?!


11 posted on 05/04/2021 8:35:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: a fool in paradise

Literal LOL


12 posted on 05/04/2021 8:42:14 AM PDT by Salamander (Salamander has barbaric tendencies.../Gundog)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

We can start to worry when they put in the new seats and vendor booths.


13 posted on 05/04/2021 8:43:38 AM PDT by Salamander (Salamander has barbaric tendencies.../Gundog)
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To: SJackson

Do tourists still go to Rome?


14 posted on 05/04/2021 8:44:38 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: SJackson

I have read that they had a way to flood the arena and stage small naval battles. Wonder how they kept the water out of the underground tunnels.


15 posted on 05/04/2021 8:45:04 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have declared us to be THE OBSOLETE MAN in the Twilight Zone.))
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Just go to Chicago...same look.

wy69


16 posted on 05/04/2021 8:46:30 AM PDT by whitney69
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17 posted on 05/04/2021 8:55:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SJackson

They should convert the floor into a huge trampoline, charge folks to use it.


18 posted on 05/04/2021 8:56:38 AM PDT by PROCON (Our rights do not come from government, therefore they cannot take them away.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Well, I wuz runnin' away, so...

19 posted on 05/04/2021 8:56:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SJackson

Monument to human art and ingenuity?
Monument to human bloodthirsty curiosity and pleasure is more like it. And what we’ll invent to satiate it.


20 posted on 05/04/2021 8:59:38 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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