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Did Roman Emperors Flood the Colosseum for Aquatic Battles?
These naumachiae were giant sea battles re-enacted in flooded Roman arenas. Condemned criminals and captured prisoners of war fought to the death as they played out famous naval campaigns for the entertainment of a crowd. The events required ...
Romans Once Filled the Colosseum with Water and Staged an Epic Mock Sea Battle
An artist's rendering of an ancient Roman naumachia. The emperor's got some serious front row seats. (Image: Public Domain/WikiCommons).
The Fountains of Piazza Navona
The emperor Domitian used to flood the stadium and provide gladiatorial combats and naval battles, “naumachiae” for the Roman populace. This oblong piazza (240 meters long and 65 meters wide) is not far from the Pantheon, also called the old baths of ...
Secrets of the Colosseum
Using Pedal-Powered Trike, Google Adds Historic Sites to Street View
"In addition to seeing the exterior of archeological sites like the Imperial Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, you can now explore inside the Colosseum and imagine yourself viewing naumachiae -- simulated sea battles for which the Colosseum was filled ...

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