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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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for naval fights, and has seen within its walls oared boats
with contending gladiators, seems to find in these vaults
and what he has struck there, reasons for his opinion ;
while other investigators, on the contrary, sustaining
their theory on the finding of carbonized beams and
mighty blocks of travertine bored through, suppose that
the vaults in question have also belonged to the machine-
room of the amphitheatre. Among other discoveries
made in these depths, are stones carved with designs,
representing wild beasts and fighting gladiators.
And herewith we take leave of the Colosseum.

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