Watch Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death

In the Colosseum, slaves are forced to compete against each other in fearsome challenges to the death. While thousands of people cheer in the crowd, these people are fighting for their lives, and only a very few will be athletic and lucky enough to survive to the end of the day.

BBC Earth
1 Season, 1 Episode
October 13, 2003
History
7.2/10
Cast: Hisham Abdullah, Mohamed Awad, Marc Bator, Christian Brückner
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Colosseum - Rome's Arena of Death Full Episode Guide

  • Set during the construction of the world's greatest arena and culminating in the 100-day inaugural games, Colosseum examines why the spectacle of death was so important to Roman society, and reveals the truth behind the gladiator myth. Ancient Rome is brought to life by CGI (computer generated imagery) and the program also features powerful dramatic reconstruction of gladiatorial fights.

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