How many spectators could the Circus Maximus hold?
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Correspondingly, how many people could sit in the Circus Maximus?
Secondly, does the Circus Maximus still exist? The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus; Italian: Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.
Correspondingly, what was the Circus Maximus used for?
Background: Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. It was built on the land between Palatine and Aventine hills in Rome, Italy. Circus Maximus was the largest stadium in the entire Roman Empire and was used as a model for the construction of other stadiums across the Roman Empire.
What was the spina at the Circus Maximus?
The Circus Maximus was located in a valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills in Rome. The design was oblong in shape, with a long barrier (spina) that ran down the middle of the trackcontaining statues and monuments. According to Pliny the Circus Maximus could accommodate 250,000 spectators.