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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 677 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In every fourth arch was a wide stairway ascending to the upper stories-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 One set have been put in order by Pius 9th, high awkward steps of long thin bricks stood on end, by which we mounted nearly to the cornice where a promenade has been erected-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Such massive and excellent architecture even to the top challenges our admiration.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 It was one hundred and ninety feet high and the tiers of seats so steep and well arranged [sic] that the highest could see as well as the lowest- with wide corridors and promenades to the fifth tier.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The second and third story corridors are nearly the same size as the first and the pillars in the highest are seven and half feet square.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 And to know that all of the massive blocks of travertine were brought from the quarries of Tivoli twenty five miles distant with no steam power to assist in handling, bringing, or raising, makes it the more wonderfull-

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 In fact the historians date their “decline of Rome” from the following (2nd) century when the more effeminate Romans contented themselves with brick the ruins of which are laying all around us

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 The walls of the Colesseum [sic] were backed with brick, plastered, stuccoed and frescoes and statuary ornamented the halls- The inner arches which supported the sloping seats were also of brick, and
[In the corridors] [-of the Colosseum-]

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