Circus maximus

Il Circo Massimo, Rome - free  Is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width, and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.

Il Circo Massimo, Rome - free Is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width, and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.

Circus Maximus — Wikipédia

Circus Maximus — Wikipédia

The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century BCE. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century CE.  It was partially excavated in the 20th century CE and then remodelled but it continues today as one of the modern city’s most important public spaces, hosting huge crowds at music concerts and rallies. (Info by Mark Cartwright) -- AHE

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century BCE. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century CE. It was partially excavated in the 20th century CE and then remodelled but it continues today as one of the modern city’s most important public spaces, hosting huge crowds at music concerts and rallies. (Info by Mark Cartwright) -- AHE

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy

Le Circus Maximus | Italie-decouverte

Le Circus Maximus

Le Circus Maximus | Italie-decouverte

Italy - Roma (Rome) under Constantine - Lower Empire - Circus Maximus (Large Circus)

Italy - Roma (Rome) under Constantine - Lower Empire - Circus Maximus (Large Circus)

A detailed representation of the location of the Circus Maximus in Ancient Rome.                                                                                                         The Circus Maximus and the colloseum in Rome, Model of Imperial Rome EUR 2005. Personal photograph by author. 2005.

A detailed representation of the location of the Circus Maximus in Ancient Rome. The Circus Maximus and the colloseum in Rome, Model of Imperial Rome EUR 2005. Personal photograph by author. 2005.

The Circus Maximus as it was. The first major stadium in Rome built for the Circus Maximus was placed conveniently between the Aventine and Palatine hills, nestled within a small valley. This stadium would usually house the standard fare of the circus which consisted of chariot racing, specialized acts and religious ceremonies. Being that the stadium could accommodate 150,000 spectators, the sight would have been one of amazement for any citizen of the old world.

The Circus Maximus as it was. The first major stadium in Rome built for the Circus Maximus was placed conveniently between the Aventine and Palatine hills, nestled within a small valley. This stadium would usually house the standard fare of the circus which consisted of chariot racing, specialized acts and religious ceremonies. Being that the stadium could accommodate 150,000 spectators, the sight would have been one of amazement for any citizen of the old world.

Circus Maximus - | Model of ancient Rome in the Imperial era, showing the Circus Maximus (foreground), the Colosseum (top of picture) and between them, the Palatine |"Following the venatio in the order of daily events were the execution of convicted Roman citizens of lower status, the humiliores. Usual forms of execution included burning at the stake, crucifixion, or ad bestias (when the prisoner is left alone in the ring with one or more wild animals)."...

Circus Maximus - | Model of ancient Rome in the Imperial era, showing the Circus Maximus (foreground), the Colosseum (top of picture) and between them, the Palatine |"Following the venatio in the order of daily events were the execution of convicted Roman citizens of lower status, the humiliores. Usual forms of execution included burning at the stake, crucifixion, or ad bestias (when the prisoner is left alone in the ring with one or more wild animals)."...

Blick über die Piazza Capena zum Circus Maximus

Blick über die Piazza Capena zum Circus Maximus

One of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome is hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus. Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome's fascist-era building projects, the small subterranean space was once dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras.

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

One of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome is hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus. Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome's fascist-era building projects, the small subterranean space was once dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras.

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus – Rome, Italy - Mystery Cult of the God Mithras (1st - 4th Century).  Here Mithras slaying a Bull

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus – Rome, Italy - Mystery Cult of the God Mithras (1st - 4th Century). Here Mithras slaying a Bull

Ein Spaziergang vom Aventin bis zum Circus Maximus - "Fee ist mein Name"

Auf dem Weg in die Antike

Ein Spaziergang vom Aventin bis zum Circus Maximus - "Fee ist mein Name"

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