No words can describe how it feels to stare up at over two thousand years of history. According to Roman mythology, Mars and Princess Rhea Silvia had twin boys in 717BC. They were ordered to be drowned in the Tiber river but were instead found and raised by the wolf Lupa. Romulus, one of the boys, would later go on to found the city of Rome, right where I stood on Palentine Hill. About 700 years later, the iconic Colosseum was built. At the time, it was comparable to a modern day football stadium. The gladiators and the animals were the stars, only the stakes were much higher. What an amazing place where a huge piece of the past stands still and strong.