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The 11 Must-See Amphitheatres Around the World

Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.

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December 18: 15% off a trip to explore Africa

12 Days of Travel: G14AFRICATRIPS

A truly massive continent comprising over 20% of the planet’s land, Africa is certainly a destination with countless opportunities to experience adventure. Africa is home to the world’s largest desert and river, the hottest temperatures, hundreds of dialects and cultures, and countless safaris. Africa has many countries such as South Africa and Tanzania that will provide you with all this and more. (more…)