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« on: July 16, 2008, 12:26:59 pm »

This sounds fun!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/2302705/Roman-chariots-to-thunder-around-Circus-Maximus-once-more.html

"For hundreds of years, citizens of the Roman Empire watched chariots tear around the famous racetrack in what was the Formula One event of its time.

Now the historical society, Vadis Al Maximo (To the Maximum), is in talks with city officials to bring the event back – with perhaps slightly less blood and carnage as depicted in the film, Ben Hur.

Franco Calo, of Vadis Al Maximo, said: "The event would last three days, starting on October 17, at the same period when the race took place in Roman times.

"According to our calculations, the Circus Maximus area could hold up to 35,000 people. If possible, we hope to involve charioteers from all over the world." "
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 01:05:47 pm »

wow, how cool is that?!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 01:19:10 pm »

I don't suppose anyone is going to do a Nero and try to drive a ten-horse chariot. That would be quite something to watch!
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 02:27:42 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 11:02:36 pm »

 evil Better clean up my Quadriga. Go Greens!
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