Italian Restorers Discover Rome's Colosseum Was Once Colorfully Painted

Italian restorers discovered the remains of frescoes that once covered the inside of Rome’s iconic Colosseum monument, suggesting it was originally very colorfully painted. The towering 2,000-year old stadium where gladiators once fought bloody battles for the entertainment of crowds originally looked far different from the iconic stone ring that has become the symbol of Italy. Working in a passage that had been closed to the public for decades, restorers scraped off years of limes cale and blac

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