Monday, September 26, 2011

Les Arenes de Nimes

Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France. While many have heard of the infamous Coliseum in the center of Rome, there were actually multiple arenas throughout the Roman Empire. This one is in Nimes, France and is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters still in existence. When new, the Nimes Amphitheater could hold up to 24,000 people.

They had pictures and narratives about all the different types of gladiators that fought in the Arena, each specializing in particular weapons and tactics. The narratives also noted that the combat was only rarely to the death, contrary to popular myth.

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