The Interior of the Colosseum

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

The Colosseum, in which the Roman emperors offered many spectacles for the populace, was built over a pond. This made it possible to include a drainage system for removing the blood and other carnage from gladiatorial contests.

 Credit: Paolo Costa Baldi - CC-BY SA 3.0

Credit: Foeke Noppert - CC-BY SA 3.0