Chariot race in the Circus Maximus, ancient Rome

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Chariot race in the Circus Maximus, ancient Rome. As well as gladiatorial contests, the Romans loved to watch chariot racing. The most famous venue for this type of entertainment was the Circus Maximus, which is estimated to have had a seating capacity of around 250,000. During the reign of Julius Caesar the Circus Maximus was enlarged and a water-filled ditch was dug around the course to protect the spectators.

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