Presentation on theme: "Bibodha, Just a note to say hello! We are having a wonderful time in Mexico. We visited Mexico City today and did some shopping, had dinner on the beach."— Presentation transcript:
Dear Leah, Hey! We’re in Italy having the times of our lives out here. I hope everyone at home is doing great. Can you believe we just went to the Colosseum? Everything about Rome is beautiful. We will be bringing back some major trinkets and pictures! Tell everyone I love them. Your Friend, Samantha Valouch Leah Thomas 2211 Rollingstone Dr. Norman, OK The Colosseum was built near the site of Nero's enormous palace, the Domus Aurea, which had been built after the great fire of Rome in 64. (Some historians opine that the construction of the Colosseum might have been financed by the looting of King Herod the Great's Temple in Jerusalem which occurred about 70 A.D.). Dio Cassius said that 9,000 wild animals were killed in the one hundred days of celebration which inaugurated the amphitheatre opening.