Circus is the most extensive race track in ancient Rome. The competition on the racetrack at the same time could be involved twelve chariots. According to legend, this place was the abduction of the Sabine Women, and the theft of cattle of Hercules.
Julius Caesar expanded the Circus Maximus to 600 meters in length, so that it could accommodate 250,000 spectators (the same amount to watch the competition standing.)
As legend has it, Romulus and Remus, mythical founders of Rome, were fed wolf. Her bronze statue, referring to the 6. BC, and still represents that warrior city.
The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is one of the biggest arenas. Construction was carried out for 8 years (72-80gg.).
For a long time, the Colosseum was a place of entertainment shows, like gladiators, animal baiting.
This is the grandest ancient amphitheater, which could hold 50 thousand spectators.
SIGHTS OF ANCIENT ROME
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The Roman Forum
- The area in the center of ancient Rome, together with the adjacent buildings. Originally housed in her market, she later included the Roman assemblies (the place of the People), curia (the place of the meetings of the Senate).
These were eight well-known roads linking the city with its provinces, and on a marble column engraved with golden letters were the distance between Rome and other cities.
The Pantheon. View from the inside.
The huge dome of the Pantheon is the pinnacle of his greatness, and a bright beam of light makes his way through the nine-foot hole in the ceiling is the only source of light and symbolizes the all-seeing eye of Heaven.
According to legend, this dome was built on a huge pile of debris.And that was quickly dismantled after the completion of works under it scattered the pieces of gold.
He Sv.Angela Bridge. Pedestrian bridge over the Tiber, built in 134-139
. Because the bridge led to the palace
The Romans called it the same way, and the Bridge
C XVI century. the custom to hang out on the bridge of bodies of executed criminals.
Pantheon, temple of all gods, erected
between 118-128 years. on the site of an earlier temple.
Sixteen Corinthian columns dagger set in three rows of striking magnitude: each granite shaft reaches 12.5 meters in height, okolao1, 5 m in diameter and weighs almost 60 tons.
Here are the tombs of two kings of Italian Renaissance and one titanium-Raphael.
Castle of St. Angela.
Castle of St. Angela
the tomb was first, and then lock the seat of popes and store their values and a prison at the same time, today a museum.
According to legend, in 590, during an outbreak of pestilence, Pope Gregory the Great saw the castle at the top of the Archangel Michael, who sheathed his sword, which meant the end of a disaster - hence the name Castle Sant'Angelo.