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On the day the Colosseum officially opened, 5,000 animals were killed. During its history, it has been estimated that over 500,000 people and over a million animals were killed there.The original name of the Coliseum was Flavian Amphitheaterit was believed that the blood of a gladiator could cure epilepsy. It got so out of hand that after a gladiator was killed and his body removed from the arena, vendors would sell the still-warm blood to the crowd. The Coliseum in Rome has over 80 entrances and can accommodate about 50,000 spectators.The last gladiatorial fights took place in 435 AD.The Colosseum in Italy only took 9 years to build using over 60,000 Jewish slaves.

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From Ancient Times to the 21st Century discusses how medics in the Roman army would often bandage wounds by using a mixture of cobwebs, honey, and vinegar. It’s only very recently that we’ve even begun to look into using spider silk as a medical aid—and Romans were doing it thousands of years ago. By weight and tensile strength, spider silk is stronger than steel and could possess antibacterial properties.roman docters would learn about the body from treating glatiators

Purple, the most expensive dye from Murex seashells, was reserved for the emperors’ clothes or senators. It became treason for anyone other than the emperor to dress completely in purple

Summer months

The month of August was originally named Sextillis but was renamed in honor of the Roman Emperor Augustus


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