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Area located beneath the arena, designed for easy access for prisoners, gladiators and animals.
underground elevator cage cell ramp trapdoor arena

elevator click to hear

Device that used a counterweight system to raise the animals to arena level.

cage click to hear

Barred cell used to lock up and transport animals.

cell click to hear

Barred room in which prisoners condemned to take part in the games were held.

ramp click to hear

Sloping passage used to reach another level.

trapdoor click to hear

Lift-up door through which gladiators and animals entered the arena.

arena click to hear

Sand-covered wooden floor on which gladiators fought.