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The Colosseum

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The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater eve built. It is situated on the east side of the Roman Forum nearby the Palatine Hill and the Arch of Constantine. The Colosseum was constructed under the rule of emperor Vespasian and was the primary place for executions [not really], gladiatorial contests, and public theater. The oval architecture was…

Flavian's Amphitheatre(The Colosseum)

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Built on the property of Nero's Golden House, Vespasian began construction on the Flavian Amphitheater in 70 AD, and completed construction in 79 AD. The structure, made primarily of travertine, has survived fires, earthquakes, and insurgent raids over the centuries. The Amphitheatre was host to gladiator battles, animal hunts, and was even rumored…