Cracked‘s J. Wisniewski just published an entertaining article headlined 5 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About Ancient Civilizations.
Lie #3 is the tale of Christians being thrown to the lions by hard-hearted Roman emperors. In truth,
There are zero authentic accounts of Christian martyrdom in the Colosseum until over a century after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. In fact, not a single legitimate record exists of the Romans executing any Christians in the Colosseum. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
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