Rome reopens 'Circus Maximus' after restoration

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If you want to walk like an ancient Roman, now you can. Rome has re-opened the 'Circus Maximus' after an extensive renovation. The archeological site was just unveiled showing off the ruins. It's said to be one of the ancient world's biggest public entertainment venues.

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A general view shows the ancient Circus Maximus archaeological site after its restoration and its opening to the public, during a press preview on November 16, 2016 in Rome. Since Royal Roman Age, any kind of public events have taken place at Circus Maximus : horses races, hunting with exotic animals, theatrical performances, public executions, religious or triumphal processions. In the center, the Medieval Torre della Moletta.

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The ancient Circus Maximus archaeological site opens to public after its restoration, on November 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire.

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Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi poses in the ancient Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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A man walks in the ancient Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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Ancient stones are seen at the Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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Ancient stones are seen at the Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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A view of the ancient Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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The ancient Circus Maximus archaeological site opens to public after its restoration, on November 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire.

(Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

The ancient Circus Maximus archaeological site opens to public after its restoration, on November 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire.

(Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

A general view of Circus Maximus' newly opened archeological site, in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Six years of excavations have given Rome a new tourist attraction in Circus Maximus, an open-air archeological ruin that for centuries has been a vast muddy field, lately used mainly by dog-walkers.

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A woman walks in the ancient Circus Maximus reopened to the public after restoration in Rome, Italy November 16, 2016.

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Tourists and visitors can follow in the footsteps of ancient Roman senators and spectators, who would gather for chariots going head-to-head and gladiators would battle.

Archeologists have discovered that the Big Circus which entertained crowds 0f 300,000 also had shopping and restaurants.

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