"The Colosseum: Life Beyond An Amphitheatre"

Past Web Lecture on June 30th with Richard Bowen.

Come and Discover:


The Colosseum passed its glory days.

When visiting the Colosseum most people are interested in its history from the time of the Ancient Romans: the gladiatorial contests, the wild beast hunts, but often little interest is shown in regard to what happened to the building after the fall of the Roman Empire.

This lecture will look predominantly at the decline, and the changes that the Colosseum endured, once it no longer became a place of entertainment, to become one of the foremost tourist sites in the world.

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Richard Bowen

has lived in Rome for nearly 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Humanities degree from Middlesex University and a Master in Arts history degree specialising in mediaeval and 20th century history from University College London. Over the years, Richard has led tours to many different sites in Rome and its environs and is particularly fond of Ostia Antica, Tivoli and the ancient Roman sites including the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market and the Ara Pacis. Additionally, Richard, who has also worked for Smart History, likes to get off the "beaten path" leading tours to the areas of Trastevere and the Park of the Aqueducts. Richard is more than happy to guide tours about the Unification of Italy and the defence of the Roman Republic of 1849, and the rise of Italian Fascism. Equally, our (sometimes) favourite Englishman has no objection to being banished to Cerveteri, Tarquinia or Castel Gandolfo for the day.