Gladiator artifacts

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, and was used for gladiator contests and public spectacles such as animal hunts and executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the Medieval era.


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    lasertilt, ego amote' the first picture is of lamps that held oil and wicks
     
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    Murcielago Dead Pull Hitter Gold

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    I'd like to believe the stories about them flooding the Colosseum to stage sea battles between actual ships. Historians and engineers have found it plausible, still seems far fetched.
     
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    I swear, while they were not advanced tech-wise like we are, I believe the people back then were smarter than us. They put that shit together without gas powered construction equipment, power tools, etc.

    Amazing.
     
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    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    cool
     
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    Effigy Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Awesome thread. I love history.

    Thank you.
     
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    this thread will eventually somehow be a megathread about A group of lovely people.....mark my words....I know this forum too well

    EDIT: btw- I don't condone THAT particular vernacular but I know what you guys are like....Put it this way- you all make Anthony Cumia look like whoever the current president of the ACLU is....I'd have googled that but I don't want my web browser to think I was a fag
     
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    The story of Caesar bridging the Rhine is extraordinary

    [video=youtube;o3v3GfLnQX8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3v3GfLnQX8[/video]
     
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    Aaahhh. I thought I read it was pottery to hold water. OK, good to know. Thanks Sky. ;)
     
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    :leavecunt:
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    they'd also fill the coliseum with water to recreate famous sea battles. so amazing!

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    Great thread.

    Glad he ate her!
     
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    Very interesting!
     
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    This is correct. Latter ones were made of bronze. I have one laying around somewhere.
     
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    was there 2 years ago. Rome is a must see before you die
     
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    If it's true, they say from what it looks like, the basement was totally cleared out and flooded by a near by river. Then there was a dump system for the water afterwards.
     
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    Amazing which empire could top that?
     
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    That is one of the greatest stories I've ever heard. They showed a cgi reenactment years ago. I would kill to have seen that in person.