The Roman Colosseum may be virtually immortal

The nearly 2,000-year-old amphitheater was once nearly twice as large as it is today

Since the very first gladiators were thrown into its bowels in the early centuries

the Colosseum has survived many calamities

The temperamental geography of the Earth's crust in Italy doesn't just extend to Pompeii.

The great city of Rome — once the largest in the world for its time

Once upon a time, an earthquake struck, and along with much of Rome, so went half the Colosseum.