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Rome, Circus Maximus

An ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment stadium in Rome. It was the first and largest stadium in the Roman Empire and measured 621 metres in length and 118 metres in width and could accommodate over 250,000 spectators.


Rome is the capital of Italy and has 2.9 million residents making it the largest city in Italy and the fourth most populous city in the European Union. Rome was founded in 753BC and is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. Often referred to as the "Eternal City" it is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western Civilization. The historic centre of Rome is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Taken on June 21, 2008