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    • Circus Maximus 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1977)
      Built by Lucius Tarquinius Priscus in 600 BC, however the first factual reference is in 329 BC. The mention of Tarquinius marks the transition from the Etruscans to the Latins; and as such we continue the chronological ...
    • Colosseum 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      From the floor of the Salona colosseum looking toward seating and arches.
    • Colosseum arch 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Moving out from the center of the colosseum, the arches were part of the upward sloping structure for the seating but also led out of the colosseum. Supporting arch, Salona colosseum.
    • Colosseum at Salona 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      The ruins of the little colosseum at Salona, on the other hand, do have archeological evidence of martyrdom.
    • Foundations of the Bleachers 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1977)
      The foundations of the Bleachers which surrounded the Circus Maximus which was used for the chariot races.
    • Interior of Colosseum 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      The Colosseum, which could sit 50,000 people for the games, was reputedly the site for the martyrdom of many early Christians. However, it should be noted that there is no contemporary literary or iconographic evidence for ...
    • "Prison/chapel" 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      In the structure of the Salona colosseum, archaeologists found a room which they identified as a holding cell for those Christians about to be martyred. The evidence was a fresco of the martyr, now largely faded or ...