How the Romans Lifted Wild Animals into the Arena

The Telegraph: Colosseum killing machine reconstructed after more than 1,500 years. Experts recreate a 23-foot “elevator” capable of lifting loads of 660 lb. from the passages beneath the floor of the arena. The Colosseum in Rome had 28 such structures, used to lift wild animals up to fight each other or gladiators. (Or, sometimes, Christians.) [Via BiblePlaces.com blog.]

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