Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Colossus of Nero

The Colosseum in Rome became known as such because of the Colossus of Nero statue erected next to it. The original name of the arena was the Flavian Amphitheatre. People started calling it the Colosseum because it was easier. I didn't know that. The 30m bronze statue was eventually destroyed during the sack of Rome but also because everyone hated Emperor Nero. 

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