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April 2021

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Searching for the Colosseum’s backstage team

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom

A talk by historical fiction author Melissa Addey They called it the Flavian Amphitheatre. We call it the Colosseum. In 80AD the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire was inaugurated with 100 days of Games. But the Games didn’t just happen. They were made. The backstage team of the Colosseum are never mentioned, yet a 50-70,000 seat amphitheatre could not possibly have staged Games on the scale we read about in historical sources without a large and complex team behind…

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