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Zanner, Ruins from the Circus in Milan

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Zanner, Ruins from the Circus in Milan, 2007

While little remains today, the circus in Milan was an example of a circus existing outside the city center. Built up against the city wall, it still…

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VonRalph, Circus in Merida, Spain

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VonRalph, Circus in Merida, Spain, 6 April 2014

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DuiMDog, Circus in Gerasa, Jordan

Detail of Great Circus Mosaic, Piazza Armerina

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Detail of Great Circus Mosaic, Piazza Armerina

This 4th century CE mosaic depicts a victorious charioteer and trumpeter. Located in the Villa Romana del Casale, it shows that the enchantment of…

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Marie-Lan Nguyen, Circus Race Marble Relief

Cplakidas, Map of Byzantine Constantinople with Hippodrome

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Cplakidas, Map of Byzantine Constantinople with Hippodrome, 27 February 2008

While the majority of the circus at Constantinople is no longer standing, this map provides an idea of its urban situation.

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Jay, Tarragona Circus Ruins in Spain

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Jay, Tarragona Circus Ruins in Spain, 15 November 2014

The circus in Tarragona in north-east Spain is an example of a circus residing in the heart of the city despite its large size. Today, its urban…

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Jan Hazevoet, Hippodrome at Leptis Magna

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Jan Hazevoet, Hippodrome at Leptis Magna, 12 June 2009

This beautifully situated circus in Lybia was constructed during the middle part of the second century CE. Built near an amphitheatre, these two…

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Obelisk of Theodosius Relief

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Obelisk of Theodosius Relief, 2016

The relief on the obelisk carved into the pedestal shows the Emperor Theodosius and his sons reigning over barbarians. Once again, reinforcing the…

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Obelisk of Theodosius

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Obelisk of Theodosius, 2016

This monument was erected in the hippodrome at Constantinople in 390CE. Originally, it was made for Thutmose III (1479-1425 BCE) of Egypt, but…

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