Picture Of Nero Circus

Picture Of Nero Circus

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Pietro Santi Bartoli, 1699

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Public domain

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Circus of Nero

Circus of Nero began as a place for public trainings of Caligula and Nero and became a place of martyrdom of many early Christians. When it was abandoned it became a place of not one but two basilicas.

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