The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century BCE. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century CE.  It was partially excavated in the 20th century CE and then remodelled but it continues today as one of the modern city’s most important public spaces, hosting huge crowds at music concerts and rallies. (Info by Mark Cartwright) -- AHE

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the century BCE. The Circus was also used for other public events such.

Mosaic depicting a gladiators fight. The House of the Gladiators, Kourion, Cyprus.

English: Mosaic depicting a gladiators fight. The House of the Gladiators, Kourion, Cyprus.

Looking for unusual things to do in Rome?  Gladiator fights are alive and well in Rome's Gladiator School - one of our partner Viator Tours' greatest days out.

Gladiator school : follow in the footsteps of ancient Roman gladiators!

Looking for unusual things to do in Rome? Gladiator fights are alive and well in Rome& Gladiator School - one of our partner Viator Tours& greatest days out.

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The history of the bloody arena continues through the reigns of various emperors, the emergence of the new Christian religion, the horror stories of the deaths of Christian martyrs in the Colosseum, the Gladiator fights and the killing of thousands of exotic animals in Ancient Rome. The madness of the mob and craving for this type of entertainment finally ended in the 6th century.

Glamour, gladiators and movie scenes in Italy's eternally regal capital, Rome

The history of the bloody arena continues through the reigns of various emperors, the emergence of the new Christian religion, the horror stories of the deaths of Christian martyrs in the Colosseum, the Gladiator fights and the killing of thousands of exo

Historically the lions ranged from Greece through to Iran and all the way to India and they were the big cats used by the Romans in gladiator fights at the Colosseum

Save us! An intimate and stunning photo portrait of the last remaining Asiatic lions fighting for survival in the Indian forests

One Day in a City Itinerary: One Day in Rome What to see and do first when short on time in Rome. If you have just one day in Rome, some careful planning is needed to make sure you see the top sites and still experience the culture of the city. Many cities exist that if you really put your mind to it, you can see most or all of their main sites in a day. Rome, unfortunately, is not one of them. Home to a history that ranges from Marc Antony to gladiator fighting to Catholicism, the…

One Day in Rome: Make the Most of Your Time

If you have just one day in Rome, some careful planning is needed to make sure you see the top sites and still experience the culture of the city.

Looking for unusual things to do in Rome?  Gladiator fights are alive and well in Rome's Gladiator School - one of our partner Viator Tours' greatest days out.

Gladiator school : follow in the footsteps of ancient Roman gladiators!

Roman Gladiator School - Two gladiator's showing us their fighting skills.: Photo of Roman Gladiator School: Learn How to Become a Gladiator by Viator user Anonymous

Roman amphitheater built around 80 AD. BC - 90 AD. AD, the arena of Arles is directly inspired by the Coliseum. In this building, 25,000 spectators could watch gladiator fights at the ancient games and the Roman victory celebrations.

Roman amphitheater built around 80 AD. AD, the arena of Arles is directly inspired by the Coliseum. In this building, spectators could watch gladiator fights at the ancient games and the Roman victory celebrations.

Battle between Gladiators, detail of a gladiator fighting and a victorious gladiator, 320 AD (mosaic), Roman, (4th century AD) / Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy / Alinari / The Bridgeman Art Library

Battle between Gladiators, detail of a gladiator fighting and a victorious gladiator, 320 AD. Roman mosaic of century AD.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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21 fun facts about Italy - Do you know how old Italy really is? Any idea what Italy actually means or who Alessandro Volta is? Then you'd better read these 21 fun facts about Italy to get clued up before …

Pula Croatia - Explore Romain ruins throughout the city and experience the excitement of gladiators fighting in a 1st century Roman arena.

Gladiator Arena in Pula Croatia

Pula, a seafront city on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is best known for its surviving ancient Roman buildings including a century amphitheatre where you can experience the buzz of the arena and the gladiators.

Aphrodisias Stadium. Are you ready for next gladiator fight? Geyre, Aydin

This photo from Aydin, Aegean is titled 'Ready for next gladiator fight'.

Colosseum.  The Colosseum was a place for various forms of entertainment to Roman citizens such as gladiator fights and wild animal fights. (http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/colosseum)

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