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History's Most Terrifying Elevator Reconstructed at Rome's Colosseum

It's been too long since we had slave-powered elevators that transported wild animals so they could maul prisoners for entertainment, is what the producers of the documentary "Colosseum: Roman Death Trap" must have decided before they constructed an authentic replica of one such elevator at the Colosseum in Rome. They staged a scene for the film where a trained wolf became the first animal to enter the arena via elevator in 1,500 years, due to the fact that lions presented "obvious safety issues."
· 1,500 Years Later, Killer Animal Elevator Returns to Colosseum [History]