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Circus Maximus

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Placed between the Aventine and Palatine Hills, the Circus Maximus was thought to be established in 6th century BC by the early Roman Kings. However, Emperor Julius Caesar majorly influenced the design by extending the track and adding more seating. The Circus Maximus could seat up to 150,000 to 250,000 spectators. These spectators came here to…

Colosseum

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The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, is one of the most recognizable features of the world and is a great symbol of the lasting significance of the Roman Empire. The stone and concrete amphitheatre was the center of Roman entertainment for centuries. Gladiator contests, animal fights, and more were held here. The Colosseum is impressive for a…

Circus Maximus

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One of the largest public venues in history, the Circus Maximus was an enormous center for a variety of games. Chariot racing, for example, could be exhibited in front of approximately 250,000 people. Entertainment was a crucial element of emperors' policies throughout the duration of the Roman Empire, and the Circus Maximus was one of the most…