Rome, everything you don’t know about the Colosseum. Unearthed some of the most important secrets. What is really hiding?
Colosseum (Image from Pixabay)
Our country is a veritable open-air museum, thanks to all the marvels it conceals. Research work is carried out daily by archaeologists whose task is to bring hidden treasures to life.
Rome is undoubtedly one of the nerve centers of the peninsula, since every corner of the city has something magical to see and discover. What is the capital’s monument par excellence? Obviously, the Flavian Amphitheatre, known as the Colosseum.
Located in the heart of the city, it is the largest amphitheater in the world as it can accommodate more than 80,000 spectators. UNESCO heritage since 1980, it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Day after day, it claims the presence of millions of users.
Rome, some secret projects on the Colosseum unearthed. Research details
It was built at the request of Vespasian around 70 AD and was completed by Emperor Titus around ten years later. Are we sure we know every corner of it?
The name Colosseum was only assigned in medieval times and the huge building was used by the Romans for gladiator shows and naval battles. But that’s not all because it appeared that very important traces of a possible enlargement have been discovered.
As we mentioned before, the Flavian amphitheater was commissioned by Vespasian and then completed under the rule of Titus. It was the emperor who wanted to extend the impressive project even further.
After careful research, it appeared that under the eaves was a half-column in travertine representing Priapus, god of fertility. It was not easy to reach the point in question, so much so that winches had to be used.
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Thanks to the cleaning and restoration works, it has been possible to highlight all the stages of the expansion of the Colosseum. Presumably, Tito’s will was to further increase the size to accommodate a greater number of spectators.