Wed Mar 8, 2017 10:25AM
A picture shows models of the Colosseum through the ages during a press preview of the exhibition "Colosseo un'icona" (Colosseum, an icon) on March 6, 2017 in Rome. (Photo by AFP)
A picture shows models of the Colosseum through the ages during a press preview of the exhibition "Colosseo un'icona" (Colosseum, an icon) on March 6, 2017 in Rome. (Photo by AFP)

A new exhibition in Rome puts on the show new secrets about one of the world’s most-visited monuments, the Colosseum.

The exhibition focuses on telling the Colosseum’s history from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance. Organizers say many of the relics and icons on display are being seen for the first time.

It allows the visitors to experience the eternal city through ancient artifacts, drawings, and models which tell the story of this ancient arena through the ages.

The Colosseum is Rome’s most recognizable landmark, attracting between five- and six-million visitors a year.

The exhibition is divided into themes, looking at the Colosseum through the lenses of art, literature, politics, sociology, architecture, and renovation.