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The thick vegetation that once existed in the Colosseum, was cataloged by an English scholar, Richard Deakin, who, in 1873, dedicated a volume to the topic entitled “Flora of Colosseum”. In this essay, he pointed out that, in the amphitheater lived as many as 420 plant species, including asparagus , chicory, carnations and rosemary.

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Rome Tribunal Registration no. 56 del 23.03.17

Director Stefano Zerbi - Editing: Valeria De Mitri Pugno