Friday, January 31, 2014

Colossus of Imperial Rome

Touted as one of the 7 wonders of the world and one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre located in the city of Rome.
This magnificent iconic symbol still stands strong today.
Built by Emperor Vespasian in 70AD and completed by successor Titus in 80AD.
Having said that...Now the burning question is...were Christians really martyred ie fed to the lions in the arena watched a capacity crowd of 55000 people in ancient times?
History tells us that Titus on the occasion of its opening in 80AD held games for 100 days and nights. 5000 animals were slaughtered and roasted  and feasted on during the marathon celebrations.Trajan, successor to Titus held a 117-day killing spree involving 9,000 gladiators and 10,000 animals.
No where in the history annals were there any mention of Christian persecution at that time in history much less about them being being thrown and devoured by beasts in the arena.
Besides the Emperors who built the colossal colosseum were Christians themselves. Give it a thought.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vietnam adventure

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