Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gladiator days: Colosseum's dungeons opening to visitors

Image: Tourists visit the Colosseum in Rome

ROME — Underground dungeons at Rome's Colosseum, considered to be one of the great feats of Roman architecture and where gladiators once locked in mortal combat, will open to the public for the first time next week.

An upper area of the ancient monument that had been closed since the 1970s will also be accessible to visitors and offer them a view over Rome's ancient forum, Italian culture ministry officials said on Thursday.

Photos: When in Rome ...

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