I wish so badly I could see what the palaces, domuses, piazzas, everything looked like in its prime.... so colorful, detailed, and vivid I imagine... this original marble facade is pretty incredible and one can imagine how breathtaking it would be if the entire room was covered with similar works like this one... The dark purple marble is extremely hard... see those fine lines that create the concentric cirlces and arcs around the dark purple square? They are less than .25 of an inch and could only be cut with diamond blades or something stronger. Incredible.
Dice found in the Colosseum. It is crazy to think the Colosseum was only used for approx 250 years... wow!