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At least 250 words per prompt. 

1. The Colosseum The Roman Colosseum is one of the greatest works of architecture created in the Roman Empire. It was capable of seating about 50,000 people and housed hundreds of gladiatorial games and other public spectacles. What similarities does the Colosseum have to today’s stadiums? What sorts of public spectacles happened in the Colosseum? Who were gladiators?

2. Symbolism Using a variety of examples of Egyptian art, discuss the importance of the use of symbolism. Pharaohs, as well as gods and goddesses, are often depicted with symbolic items that can be “read” by the viewer. Animals and color were used quite often in Egyptian artwork and were very symbolic in nature. How do these symbols affirm Egyptian ideas, beliefs, and religious practices?

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