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Underground of Rome Colosseum Open for First Time in Centuries

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The underground area served because the backstage for the motion that occurred on the Colosseum’s stage.

An inside view of Rome's Colosseum's underground area, which is now open to the public.

A tunnel that is now accessible by the general public contained in the hypogea.


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The Colosseum held gladiator fights, hunts with wild animals, and even public executions, in keeping with Artnet News.

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The underground space served as the sector’s backstage the place gladiators and animals waited earlier than heading into fight, in keeping with CNN.

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“This was the backstage of the shows that went on in the area. [It is the location for] all the preparation, even the technology — they brought props, men and animals up into the area through a series of elevators and cargo lifts,” Alfonsina Russo, director of the Colosseum Archaeological Park, instructed CNN.

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