Circus Maximus Timeline

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  • 599 BCE - 500 BCE
    The traditional date when the Circus Maximus of Rome is first laid out.
  • 64 CE
    Fire destroys the Circus Maximus in Rome.
  • c. 65 CE
    The Circus Maximus in Rome is rebuilt and its capacity increased to 250,000.
  • 549 CE
    The last official chariot race is held in Rome's Circus Maximus.