Having seen the cause of the demise of the Roman Empire yesterday, today we set out to see the remains of their ancient city. The ‘Archeo-bus’ complete with English commentary guided our way through the ruins.
It is particularly interesting to us on our journey to see such amazing architecture and technology that the Romans had 2000 years ago after having seen what poor conditions the english lived in, more than 1000 years later, during the dark ages. I wonder where we would be today if the Romans hadn’t fallen?
The Colosseum was the first stop of the tour. Perhaps it was the overweight men dressed up in Gladiator garb, but you can’t help but think of our Russ slaying the evil emperor as you walk the Amphitheatre. While the size of the stands and seating capacity is astounding, even in comparison with modern arenas, the actual battle space is quite small. Much too small for even a 20/20 cricket game, although I would like to see Andrew Symonds bat a few overs in there.