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Rome Unwrapped: Colosseum
Colosseum
Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  February 2, 2017

A stadium for 50,000. A modern architectural miracle 2000 years old. Here, stars were made. Lives were ended. Rome's glory was revealed but so was its ugly heart. From the archaeological evidence, and the sole surviving eyewitness account we reconstruct the day the Colosseum first opened its doors through beast fights, executions, and a legendary duel. It was glorious, brutal, ingenious, spectacular; terrifying. The Colosseum was Rome and its first day saw the birth of the entertainment industry.

A stadium for 50,000. A modern architectural miracle 2000 years old. Here, stars were made. Lives were ended. Rome's glory was revealed but so was its ugly heart. From the archaeological evidence, and the sole surviving eyewitness account we reconstruct the day the Colosseum first opened its doors through beast fights, executions, and a legendary duel. It was glorious, brutal, ingenious, spectacular; terrifying. The Colosseum was Rome and its first day saw the birth of the entertainment industry.

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