These Secret Rooms Are Hidden Away In Some Of The World’s Most Famous Landmarks

Under The Colosseum Is A Secret Storage Room

Under The Colosseum Is A Secret Storage Room
ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images
ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images

The Colosseum is one of the most frequented landmarks in Rome. And while most of its visitors know a bit about the building’s history, there are only a few who know about the secret hypogeum. Located under the main structure, the room was once a storage facility during the gladiatorial games.

Complex machinery used for special effects, facilities for the gladiators, and wild animals were all stored in the hypogeum. The underground room also connected the Colosseum to surrounding buildings. Today, you’re able to travel down to the hypogeum only if you purchase a ticket through a tour company.