Afoot in the Eternal City
No tour of Rome is complete without a visit to the Coliseum, the site of ancient chariot races, gladiator battles and even re-enactments of naval battles. Were Christians fed to the lions here? Some historians dispute whether those brutal exhibitions took place inside the Coliseum itself. Not in dispute is the terrifying public deaths that several mad emperors devised to make an example of these Christ-followers who refused to recognize Caesar as a god.