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Discovering the Colosseum

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8893541467

Discovering the Colosseum

The work is written entirely in English (including the texts on the back cover) to be usable for all foreign tourists who visit Italy and Rome; in fact, it can also attract visitors from other Italian cities of art and tourist resorts. A fascinating journey into the world of the largest amphitheater in Roman history, to explore its truths, but also the curiosities never written, the characters who 'lived' it. The author also helps us to discover the tricks used by the Romans to build it. He describes the atmosphere of the events, the animals employed and their fate. Who was in the audience? How were death sentences carried out? What happened in the hypogeum? With a compelling style, the author also talks about the great protagonists of the games: the gladiators. Where did they come from? Who were they? Why did they fight? Where did their blood go when they died? The Colosseum, once abandoned, was used to shelter criminals and prostitutes, then it was transformed into a fortress, then into a sacred place, but also into a hiding place for bombs. It has hosted millions of spectators in its time, together with visitors, tourists, pilgrims and the numerous plants that still grow inside its unforgettable arches. A book to read to know everything about one of the most important monuments in human history.

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