The Roman Colloseum

The Roman Colloseum
Outside the Colloseum tour operators solicit tourists for a guided tour of the Colloseum and the Palentine Hill. It runs about 30 Euro per person and it is worth every penny. You get to bypass the long entrance lines and having one of the locals educate you on the history of the Colloseum is great fun.
The Roman Colloseum
Preserving the Colloseum is a never ending task. Work continues as the Italians give every effort to protect the Colloseum from the elements.
The Roman Colloseum
The Roman Colloseum
The Roman Colloseum
Each arched entrance into the Colloseum was numbered by the Romans.
Inside The Roman Colloseum
Inside The Roman Colloseum
Inside The Roman Colloseum
A wooden floor at one end of the Colloseum illustrates what the original stadium floor would have looked like.
Inside The Roman Colloseum
Inside The Roman Colloseum
The Roman Colloseum
A preserved section of seating gives us an idea of how comfortable the on lookers would have been. 
A cross in the Colloseum is a reminder that this is still a Catholic Church. In fact, the Pope will still do a service in the Colloseum on special relious dates such as Easter Sunday. 
The Roman Colloseum
Metal and brick re-enforcements can be seen around the entire structure. It's amazing how well the Colloseum has held up. 
The Roman Colloseum 
Each day tourists flock to the magnificant Colloseum. 
The Colloseum was originally covered entirely in marbel.  
The Roman Colloseum
The Roman Colloseum
The Roman Colloseum
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