Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Velarium

The Velarium is the awning structure that covered the Colosseum. Very little is known
about it. The photo below shows the support system that sustained it. According to the
drawing above, there was also a massive net surrounding the interior. I've seen hundreds 
of gladiator movies and have never seen anything like this. There was something like
it in GLADIATOR but not exactly the same. The Velarium is almost mythical.

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