We have views of the Vatican, the home of the Pope and administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's Cathedral, the greatest church of them all; scenes of the Piazza... See full summary »

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We have views of the Vatican, the home of the Pope and administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter's Cathedral, the greatest church of them all; scenes of the Piazza Square, the site of Nero's Gardens, where that tyrant put thousands of Christians to death and the River Tiber, whence one can see the dome of St. Peter's and the Castle St. Angelo. We also see views of the arrival of travelers and their departure from hotels; sidewalk throngs on the Via del Corso, discussing war; Italian Infantry drilling on that most ancient of military roads, Appian Way, while traffic proceeds on the famous thoroughfare, which was built 2,226 years ago; the Colosseum, dedicated A.D. 80, by Titus, in a festival of 100 days, during which 9,000 animals were killed and 3,000 gladiators battled to the death. In this arena thousands of martyrs knelt while the crowds shouted "The Christians to the lions.'' Again, we have scenes of the modern Roman stadium, with Italians celebrating the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 September 1914 (USA)  »

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