Latest Colosseum Stories

Unearthed Ancient Roman Structure Predates Invention Of Mortar
2013-08-26 07:06:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists digging at a long-buried city in Italy have unearthed a massive stone monument dating back at least 300 years before the Colosseum and 100 years before the invention of mortar. The new discovery indicates that the ancient Romans had developed architectural skills much earlier than previously believed. The team of 60 researchers, including 35 undergraduates and 15 graduates, from the University of Michigan and Yale...

2011-08-01 08:00:00

ROME, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and at Venere.com [http://www.venere.com ], we've got our minds thinking about holiday getaways. How about a trip to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World? To make things even more interesting, how about taking that trip by bicycle? We have everything already planned out, including how much water you would need to drink and how many total calories you would burn. We've also listed some facts about each world wonder on the...

2011-04-18 14:48:00

LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer, Elton John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with an all new show, "The Million Dollar Piano," beginning September 28 for sixteen shows. Elton's September return will mark the beginning of a three-year residency at The Colosseum and his second as a Caesars Palace headliner. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-03-01 18:06:00

LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As it marks its eighth anniversary this month, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will host the return of Celine Dion, the world-renowned artist who originally graced the stage when the venue opened its doors on March 25, 2003. As the "Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World," The Colosseum enters into the new decade ready to continue to provide a global audience with not only the best in entertainment, but also the best venue for enjoying...

2009-08-09 09:20:00

A sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colosseum, was unearthed on Friday, The Associated Press reported. Lead archaeologist Filippo Coarelli said the 2,000-year-old ruins were found about 80 miles northeast of Rome, near Cittareale.Experts say the 150,000-square-feet complex was at the center of an ancient village called Falacrine, Vespasian's hometown.Coarelli said that while there are no inscriptions to attribute it for sure,...

2008-11-07 12:00:00

Ancient Rome is being brought to life on the big screen in an effort to bring new understanding of the historic culture to tourists. The visitor center, just off the Colosseum, is set to open its doors to tourists on November 20. Visitors to the center will have the chance to witness a 3D rendering of ancient Roman life thanks to a collaboration of Hollywood animation and video-game technology. The characters were brought to life using so-called "motion capture" technology, which utilizes...

2006-04-14 16:25:36

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Friday led a Good Friday procession and heard meditations lamenting a "diabolical pride aimed at eliminating the family," an apparent reference to gay marriage and abortion. The 78-year-old Pope led the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession around the ruins of Rome's ancient Colosseum commemorating Christ's passion and death. The 14 meditations, written by Italian Archbishop Angelo Comastri and read aloud to...

2005-12-12 11:16:37

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - The palace of Nero, one of Rome's most popular tourist sites, risks falling apart and must close for emergency repairs, Italy's culture minister said on Monday. Rocco Buttiglione, who is fighting to stave off planned cuts to his ministry's 2006 budget, said leaking water meant bits of the palace's frescoed walls could collapse. He said the palace would close from Tuesday for at least two years. "We cannot guarantee the safety of both staff and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.