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Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Rome's deputy mayor believes that 2009 will be "the year of the Colosseum." Plans are in the works for the arena to host mock fights with true-to-history weapons and attire. The announcement follows the launch of 3D Rewind Rome, a virtual tour of the ancient city, and coincides with a broader initiative to make over sites like the forums, Palatine Hill, and Nero's Golden House.
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