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Red Roman numerals discovered in Colosseum

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Red Roman numerals discovered in Colosseum
Red Roman numerals discovered in Colosseum

During the maintenance works in the Colosseum, workers came across sector markings that resemble today’s stadium markings that we know. The numbers were painted red on the arches above the entrances and were used to help the Olympics guests find a suitable place, according to their social class affiliation.

According to the building director Rossella Rea, no one expected that such markings would be found after such a time. The maintenance works of the Colosseum are sponsored by the famous Italian brand Tod’s, and the amount is around EUR 25 million.


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