Colosseum display brings Roman arena to life

Ancient gladitorial artifacts, preserved at Pompeii, will share display space with modern reconstructions of plumed helmets and silk tunics for a new exhibit at Rome's Colosseum entitled Gladiatores now through October 2, 2010.

"The reconstructions are designed to help visitors understand the difference between the finds that have survived until the present day and what the public would have actually seen during the games," said Colosseum Director Rossella Rea.