The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles

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A fascinating short video describes how engineers somehow were able to flood the floor of the Colosseum and conduct maritime battles to amaze and impress spectators.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate with the science department and have classes design paper boats to race across the school pool
Classroom Considerations

  • Permission is required to access the linked article about the historical accuracy of the costumes used in the Naumachia
Pros

  • Provides links to other water spectacles both ancient and modern
Cons

  • None
Common Core