Rome, Italy - Coliseum
This panoramic photograph of the Roman Coliseum was
taken by James Blakeway. The Coliseum is one of Rome's most visited tourist
attractions. When the Coliseum was completed in 80 A.D., the opening was
celebrated with 100 days of games. It sat over 50,000 spectators, was over
160 feet high and had eighty entrances. Public events such as gladiator
fights and wild animal hunts were held with professional fighters, volunteers
or people who were captured to fight. The gladiator fights were held until
404 A.D., and for much of that time, according to tradition, Christians
were thrown to the beasts.
Welcome to the world's first mass-spectator sporting arena! This amazing
poster features a spectacular look at the modern remains of Rome's Coliseum
at dusk, lit up brilliantly in yellow light against a deep blue sky. A
truly spectacular piece for your wall!