One Hundred Fourteen

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A Year of Yoga: April 25, 2014

Pose: Warrior 3 Variation

Sanskrit: Virabhadrasana 3

Location: Italica. Today we had another cultural calendar event to see the Roman ruins of Italica a short distance outside of Sevilla. Archaeologists have been slowly digging up parts of this ancient Roman city. There are still many active dig sites. The city was the birthplace of the Roman emperor Trajan, and home of the 3rd biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire. The amphitheater was definitely the highlight of the tour. The above photo is from inside the walls where they would keep prisoners, gladiators, wild animals, etc. It’s a little disconcerting to think about the history of a place like this. Thousands of Roman citizens watching people get tortured for entertainment….it seems like Europe has a lot of history like that. It’s good for us to be confronted with it, think about it, and contemplate.

Photography Credit: Brandon

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