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Figures and decorative scenes were regularly incorporated into the external façades and interiors of the buildings of classical Greece and Rome, and the narratives depicted by such work are deeply informative of the culture and history of those times. Ancient stadiums were amongst the myriad building types to receive such embellishment – the Altis of Olympia, where the first Olympics were held some 2,700 years ago, and the Colosseum of Rome, being just two of many examples. Sadly, with the fall of Rome, the stadium as a building typology also fell into general decline.
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