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History:Romans C.Max

What was the Circus Maximus? Rome’s chariot racing arena
How long was the Circus Maximus and how many people could it hold? It was 500m long and could hold up to 250,000 people
What teams were there? There were 4 teams: Red, white, blue and green
Was seating divided by social status or gender? No
How many horses were there on each chariot? They would race in chariots pulled by 2, 4 or 6 horses
How many times did they race around the track? 7 times
Why did people die in it? Because it’s dangerous
Why is it dangerous? -They are going at incredibly high speeds around corners, and since chariots didn’t have a back and the wheels didn’t turn it was likely for racers, horses and even spectators to die.
What was a popular activity during the races? Gambling and sometimes interfering with the race by throwing objects at a racer. What
What was in the middle of the Circus Maximus? Statues of gods and idols
What’s the name of the thing in the Centre of the Circus Maximus? The spina
Created by: KMcBride007