Day 12 The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum
|The Arch of Titus in the Forum|
Today, we traveled back to Ancient times with a visit to the Roman Forum!
|Sister Mary Angela explaining the story of Romulus and Remus, |
the mythological founders of the city of Rome
|A view of the underground passageways where|
animals and props for the shows were kept before coming to the stage
We learned today that during the years of about 70-500 A.D., the Colosseum was used for entertainment. The lower passageways were covered with a floor which had many trap doors. The floor was then covered with sand. Slaves in the labryinth below would push up the props and wild animals to release them unexpectedly through the sand to appear on the stage of the ampitheatre.
|A replica of the floor above the passageways|