Rome: The Colosseum

The famous slant. Funny, I never saw the Colosseum this way, but it was like a knife had gone right through it.

One interesting fact that caught my eye while I was reading wiki: Spectators were given tickets … which directed them to the appropriate section and row. They accessed their seats via “vomitoria” passageways that were positioned from below or behind the seats. These passageways made it easier for people to come and in get out, in case of an emergency or just an ending of an event.

The name vomitoria derived from the Latin word that means rapid discharge. Rapid discharge.Yes, the English word “vomit” was derived from this term. The colosseum and vomit..didn’t see that one coming.

All photos by rachelsanghee

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