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"Circus Maximus" Ancient Rome Tip by TRimer

Ancient Rome, Rome: 86 reviews and 140 photos

  Circus Maximus
by TRimer

The Circus Maximus was a track used primarily for horse-racing. Occasionally it was used on occasion for hunts or mock battles (picture a scene from the Gladiator). It had 300,000 seats and was famous throughout the ancient world. The Circus measured 600 with 200 meters and had a capacity of 320,000 spectators who watched the chariot races that were held there.

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2005
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