The most famous Triumphal arches of the world
August 30 (17 on old style) in 1829 in Moscow was founded one of the most famous stone Triumphal arches . This arch was supposed to replace wood, built at…

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In the Syrian desert discovered mysterious structures
Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada) discovered in Syria, a mysterious stone circles and other features of the landscape that look as if they created people. "They don't…

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Underground structure of the Colosseum

When tourists come to see the Colosseum, they see primarily, a large number of walls of underground structures, archaeologists dug in the early nineteenth century (the ancient masonry began to show to the public only after more than half a century). Since there are arguments about when these buildings were built, they were built all at once or different times, which were appointed and could to held mock naval battle in the arena of the amphitheatre with the Colosseum’s opening in 80 year. However, before you delve into the essence of these disputes is to consider the characteristics and purpose of underground facilities which do not cause disagreements.

First, we note that the area of the underground amphitheatre exceeded the size of the arena, along the edges of this dungeon (with the long axis of the arena) was located roomy pantries. Furthermore, in the dungeon there was a corridor leading to the building of Lucius Magnus (“Big camp”), which was the training hall of gladiators. Of course, in the vaults of the amphitheatre was situated and lifting mechanisms to lift to the surface, through special hatches, cages with animals. These lifts were delivered to the arena and the setting for given representations (for example, on mythological subjects). Several mines, Continue reading