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    Fun and games at the Amphitheater

    by yooperprof Written Apr 22, 2005

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    The Romans were great sportsmen - they certainly made heroes of the great athletes of their time. No Roman "Sports Illustrated" would have been complete without a full account of the latest battles and massacres at the local amphitheater. Certainly the residents of Pompei were fortunate to have such a splendid facility to observe the spectacle of gladiators battling savage beasts and engaging one another in equally rough combat.

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    Arena

    by Beograd Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Thank God this "sport" is now dead in it's original form. This is the Arena where Gladiators used to fight each other and lions... It is a smaller one, one of the best preserved in the world.

    When I got in there chils went down my spine... Just imagine how much blood was spilled there for someones entertainment...

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    The Pompeii Coliseum

    by guell Updated Jan 18, 2003

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    Talk about Extreme sports! Much like the coliseum in the city of Rome, gladiators would "perform" here in a gruesome spectacle that often caused many deaths.

    The Modern city of Pompei can be seen in the distance.

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    Palestra Grande

    by yooperprof Written Apr 22, 2005

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    The Palestra Grande was a good place to do your gymnastics - or practice those "track and field" events Roman soldiers specialized in.

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