Circus Maximus

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  • Day7

    11.10.2016 Circus Maximus

    October 11, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Der Circus Maximus (italienisch Circo Massimo) war der größte Circus im antiken Rom. Er hatte eine Gesamtlänge von 600 Metern (die Arena und Stufen eingerechnet) sowie eine Breite von 140 Metern. Es war damit das größte Veranstaltungsbauwerk aller Zeiten. Sein Fassungsvermögen soll laut Dionysios von Halikarnassos im Ausbaustand zur Zeit des Augustus 150.000 Plätze, zur Zeit des älteren Plinius 250.000 Plätze betragen haben. Er wurde bis ins 6. Jahrhundert für Wagenrennen genutzt.Read more

  • Day6

    Circo Massimo

    May 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Walked back from the Baths past the Circus Maximu with Palatine Hill in the background Can just see the trumpets, Emperor coming out and the chariot races beginning.

    The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus; Italian: Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine Hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m in length and 118 m in width and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators. In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.

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You might also know this place by the following names:

Circo Massimo, Circus Maximus, Циркус Максимус, Circo Máximo, סירקוס מקסימוס, チルコ・マッシモ