Pompeii Amphitheatre

The Pompeii Amphitheatre was buried by Mt. Vesuvius. It is known to have been one of the earliest Roman amphitheaters built of stone; previously, they were built out of wood. The building was immortalized in a fresco when an artist depicted a riot that happened outside its walls after a particularly feisty game. The brawl led to a few deaths and caused a 10-year ban to be imposed. Little did anyone know that 10 years after the ban would be lifted, the entire city would be buried for the next sixteen hundred or so years.

I love comparing the artist’s rendition to photos of the actual building as it currently stands. To my eyes, nothing about the structure has dramatically changed.

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Published by Krista Marson

Hi, my name is Krista, and I'm a traveling fiend. I am passionate about history, nature, art, gardening, writing, and watching movies. I created this blog to let people know I have some travel novels available to read. Enjoy!

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