Pula Arena: Exceptional Roman Amphitheater in Croatia Still Alive and Kicking
The Pula Arena has also served as a stage for live musical performances. Famous musicians who have performed there include Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, and Sting. Although these shows are quite different from the bloody gladiatorial combats of ancient Rome, they have a common goal, i.e. to entertain the crowds. Thus, in a way, the Pula Arena is still serving its intended function when it was first built by the ancient Romans.
Featured image: Inside view of the Pula Arena. Photo source: (Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ).
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