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The third century AD Roman amphitheatre/coliseum in Djem, Tunisia, is not used today, of course, but it is amazing.It held 35,000 people and looks in better shape than the one in Rome.
The Romans built to last.
The Romans built to last.If they had discovered gunpowder, we'd all be speaking Latin.Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.
I bathed in a (then) recently discovered Roman bath-house in Istanbul which was nearly that old, say 1700 years or so. It was not substantially different than the 1400 year old one I was in down by the Med.I thought both experiences were amazing, even at 17.(Do not insert bad Midnight Express jokes here)-XC
Bathhouse had a different connotation in Roman times.
Wife of Bath has a nice ring to it. Almost like some kind of public utility.
Operas are staged every summer in the Roman amphitheater in Verona, Italy, which dates from 30 A.D. I saw "Aida" there, and it was a real spectacle.
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