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Colosseum for Days

Erica Firpo | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Erica Firpo

When I was a little girl, my parents would take us to the Colosseum with much the same vibe as when I take my daughter to the local park. We'd be set free to jump, climb and play, but instead of padded pavement and over-engineered climbing devices, we had cats, columns, rocks

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

Five Landmarks That May Not Stand The Test Of Time

Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

From Jenna Abate, Staff Writer: Ancient civilizations have long written about the power and force that weather once brought upon th...

Did Emperor From 'Gladiator' Fight In Personal Colosseum?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

Legend has it that the fearsome Roman Emperor Commodus fancied himself a gladiator, once slaughtering 100 lions in a single day. Now researchers say t...

The Colosseum Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing ...

10 Of The World's Most Stressful Tourist Traps (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

The Tower of London. Times Square. The Taj Mahal. Between crowds, queues and inflated admission costs, hitting the world's biggest "can't-miss" sights...

Hail Caesars: The Shania Twain Reign in Las Vegas Begins

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Who's the real Shania? The private introvert who left at the top of her game and waited so long to return to the stage or the gregarious and courageous diva with nerve enough to dive into a show with so many moving parts and pull it off without a hitch?

Ring Around The Colosseum

Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, will soon be getting its own suit of armor. Italian authorities are planning a ...

Rome's Colosseum SHUT DOWN

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

* Thousands of public sector workers march through capital * Colosseum, Roman Forum closed, traffic snarled * Strike coi...

PHOTOS: What To Do And Where To Stay In Rome

Oyster | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel

Ancient ruins stand alongside Renaissance palazzos and buzzing cafes, and the works of art that can be viewed in the city's museums and churches are enough to make any culture lover drool.

Rome's Own Leaning Icon

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel

* Extent of problem is being studied * Colosseum attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists ROME, July 29 (Reuters) - Th...

Is The Colosseum Falling Apart?

AP | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

ROME — Italy's culture ministry said Wednesday that it is investigating reports that bits of rock have fallen from the Colosseum. Witnesses rep...

PHOTOS 'The Sinner's Grand Tour': 10 Sexy Places The Guidebooks Won't Tell You About

Tony Perrottet | Posted 07.27.2011 | Books
Tony Perrottet

I've never been much interested in going to the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Colosseum, or any of the standard tourist draws in Europe.

Tips on Roamin' Around Rome

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Legions of people from faraway places still pass through the Roman gates, but now they're mainly tourists. It's tough deciding what to see first. The Vatican City? The Colosseum?

Last Look: Style News You Might Have Missed (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Welcome to Last Look, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what else happe...

Italian Leather Mogul To Restore Crumbling Colosseum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The founder of Tod's luxury leather goods and shoes announced Friday that he will foot the ?25 million ($34 million) to restore the Colos...

Beatles At Washington Colosseum Puts Shea To Shame

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Darin Murphy

Their movies and countless still images are proof that they were the most photogenic foursome in history. Their records speak for themselves, possess...

Vespasian Birthplace: Roman Emperor's 2000-Year-Old Villa Unearthed Near Cittareale

AP | MARTA FALCONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — Archaeologists have unearthed a sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colos...

Jackson Media Miscoverage: Our Modern-Day "Bread and Circuses"

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

If you needed any proof that we are now officially an entertainment-driven culture, the embarrassing spectacle of fawning coverage of the popular song-and-dance man's passing provided it.

The New Colosseum: The Internet

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beth Arnold

The mob has no respect for Elizbaeth's decisions about her own private life. The blogosphere will support or condemn her, according to the dictates of its own mob-heated blood lust.