History Stories
CATEGORY: Colosseum
1,500 Years Later, Killer Animal Elevator Returns to Colosseum
June 9, 2015

A replica of the lift system used to hoist and release deadly wild animals onto the Colosseum’s floor has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater. Read More

Corrupt Roman Gladiators Busted by Cops
August 12, 2011

Undercover police clad in gladiator garb cracked down Wednesday on mock warriors who pose for tourist photos and have been accused of fraud. Read More

Gladiator Cries Foul Over Ref’s Blown Call From the Grave
June 22, 2011

Did a referee's blown call cost a Roman gladiator his life some 1,800 years ago? Read More

Rome’s Colosseum Unveils its Underworld
November 5, 2010

For the first time ever, visitors to Rome’s Colosseum will get the chance to explore the ancient amphitheater’s basement. Read More