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Gladiators to ‘Fight’ Again at Rome’s Colosseum

January 7, 2009

Gladiators are to return to Rome’s most famous fight arena almost 2,000 years after their bloody sport last entertained Roman crowds, local authorities announced.

According to Umberto Broccoli, the head of archaeology at Rome’s city council, 2009 will be a time for the five million people who visit the Colosseum each year to experience “the sights, sounds and smells” of ancient Rome.

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