Interior of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy (@ Ken Kaminesky/Corbis)
- This is where the lions first battled the bears.""The Superbowl has changed a lot over the years
- One contest here involved 11,000 animals and 10,000 gladiators in an epic battle spanning 123 days.""Are you not entertained?
- Behold the tallest ancient Roman structure ever built, taking eight years to construct.""Crowds of 50,000 gathered to watch the barbaric entertainment
- “As long as the Colossus stands, so shall Rome...”""Why do these words resonate today?