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After the bronze had cooled and hardened, the mould was smashed open to reveal the statue. 5 m (11½ ft) tall, had to be made in small sections, which were then joined together. The statue was originally covered in gold leaf, and must have been a dazzling sight. < MOSAICS Of all Roman artforms, mosaics have survived in the largest numbers. This is because they were used to decorate floors, which are often the only part of a Roman building to survive. Similar pictures and patterns are repeated in mosaics from different countries.

The air made the glass expand like a balloon. Decorative lines were scored into the side. Small table is spread with dishes ≤ DINING RECLINING Guests reclined on couches, like this lady on a tomb carving. They leaned on their left elbows while eating with their right hands, using a spoon and knife or their fingers – the fork had not yet been invented. Reclining was both comfortable and a sign of elegance, as poorer Romans did not lie down to eat. Guests spread napkins in front of them to protect the couch, and also to collect titbits to take home with them.

The chariots raced around the spina in an anticlockwise direction, turning at posts called metae. THE RACE RIVAL TEAMS The charioteers belonged to rival teams named after four colours – green, red, white, and blue. Each had its own stables, trainers, grooms, and horses. Like today's football supporters, obsessive fans cheered on their teams and gambled on them winning. Some took it so seriously that they even tried to put a curse on other teams. THE RACE BEGINS The race began at a signal from a magistrate (the large figure, top left), who dropped a white flag called a mappa.

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