The film Gladiator (2000) accurately portrayed the brutality of the Colosseum’s games but Hollywood took some liberties with history. In the video below, Dr. Federico Pellegrini stands on the same spot where Roman citizens stood as he passionately brings to life the Colosseum of the first century. Dr. Pellegrini separates myth from truth in this fascinating and entertaining presentation. He brings to life the lives of those who watched or died in the spectacles of the arena. You will learn that few Christians were executed in the Colosseum. Just like today, the best seats were reserved for those with money and power, but unlike Gillette Stadium, 70 thousand spectators could exit the Colosseum in 15 minutes. The thumbs up or down from the emperor is just one more creation of Hollywood so sit back and CLICK BELOW for the real story of the Colosseum.