Italy to Rebuild the Colosseum with Retractable Floor


The Colosseum. Image Courtesy of Henry Paul/Unsplash

The Colosseum. Image Courtesy of Henry Paul/Unsplash

The Colosseum will undergo a renovation with a new, retractable floor platform. In ancient Rome, thousands gathered to watch enslaved gladiators, criminals, and wild animals fight to the death. These fighters and caged animals would emerge from the ground through secret tunnels beneath the arena’s wooden and sand-covered floor. Colosseum director Alfonsina Russo told the Times that the plan is to host concerts and theater productions on the new floor.

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