When I first saw the Colosseum it was frustrating because people kept walking in front of me when I wanted to take a photo – but this is Rome – so many people.
The Colosseum was used for games, mainly bloodthirsty games where people and animals were slaughtered while people watched. People went to see these games every day. The gladiators fought all types of animals but especially elephants and lions.
We also saw the Emporers Palace on top of Palentine Hill. It was all in ruins. Our guide told us it originally had two stories and from the second story they could see the races on the other side of the hill which was called the Circus Maximus.
We went to the Circus Maximus and Nomi told us a little bit about Ben Hur which she had been reading. We then acted a chariot race out on the tracks. Though there wasn’t much left of the buildings and seats – just a brownish grass left. Then all us kids ran around the race track – or half of it because the other half was being excavated.