Circus Maximus

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The Circus Maximus is a park today.In the background are the ruins of the Imperial palace on the Palatine hill
This is what is left of the visitor tribune in the south, today

The Circus Maximus (translates to biggest round-course) is an ancient hippodrome in Rome. It was built by the Romans. It was used to stage chariot races, but also other uses like gladiator fights. Today it is a park.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • James Grout: Circus Maximus, part of the Encyclopædia Romana
  • Circus Maximus Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine Ipix 360° panorama
  • "Aerial view of Circus Maximus". Google Maps. Retrieved October 14, 2005.