Entertainment Roman Colosseum killing machine brought back after 1,500 years. Artifacts

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  1. LaserT

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...reconstructed-after-more-than-1500-years.html



    The first animal to be brought up through the killing elevator after 1,500 years.




    The trapdoor of a lift used to transport a wooden cage containing wild animals from the underground cellars of the colosseum to the arena for battles with the gladiators.

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    Gladiators helmet

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    Daggers, leg guards and shield used by a gladiators.

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    The bronze helmet survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and was worn by a heavily armoured gladiator called a 'murmillo'.

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    Where the animals would've been kept and tortured to enrage them before heading upstairs.

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    Skull remains found at he Colosseum.

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    Gladiator's waiting area/"green room" before the battles.

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    Where the Gladiators would walk through to get to the open Colosseum.

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    The walkway around the upper level for the fans to get to the ring and seating. No concession stands :c:

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    It had a pipe system that could divert an underground river to flood the whole place for re-enactments of naval battles.

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    https://creativekickstart.wordpress.com/tag/roman-gladiators/
    http://different-doors.com/colosseum-underground-tour/
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...diators-helmet-discovered-Pompeiis-ruins.html


    Facts about the Colosseum:

    1. The Colosseum had over 80 entrances and held 80,000 spectators.

    2. Over 500,000-700,000 people lost their lives in the arena. Over a million animals died.

    3. All Romans had free entry in the Colosseum and were also fed throughout the show.

    4. Festivals could last up to 100 days.

    5. The Colosseum took just 9 years to build.

    6. Earthquakes of 847 AD and 1231 AD did the most damage to the Colosseum you see today.

    7. The Colosseum had one of the most advanced water and sewer system of it's time, including water fountains for drinking.

    8. There was 36 trap doors in the Arena, allowing for elaborate special effects.

    9. Tickets were issued for games, including tier number and seat number printed on the ticket.

    10. The Colisseum had retractable awnings that were supported by 240 wooden masts.
     
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    Romans were incredible
     
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    We should bring back gladiator games but with death row criminals. The winner goes free.
    I know, bad bad idea.
     
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    Cool stuff
     
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    Those moors....

    ... Did so much fffffffuckin
     
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    Moops
     
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    Gladiator???










    He just met her!
     
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    "Do you like gladiator movies?" From Airplane.
     
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    I would love to know what those special effects were.

    Awesome thread. Thanks, LaserTilt
     
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    a great history, which i love to read, but they were a horrible group of assholes who invaded, enslaved and stole from everybody in the neighborhood.
     
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    "Ooohh sorry, it was the moops."

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    Kareem abdul jabar is stellar in this scene. No fear in his eyes at all.
     
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    This was nothing compared to US Open Sores , Robin
     
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    Sounds like something Isis will be interested in complete with video
     
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    Life span back then was about 35 years.
    Teens and 20's were fighting in and watching these games.
     
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    Try and tell the kids today that.

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