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The Colosseum

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Title

The Colosseum

Description

Construction of the Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheater, began under the Emperor Vespasian in 72 CE and completed by his son Titus in 80 CE. Located in the valley between the Palatine and Esquiline hills, this oval amphitheater replaced the man-made lake of Nero's Domus Aurea, and served as a place where more than 50,000 Romans could come together to enjoy entertainment, such as gladiatorial games and animal hunts. The structure became known as the Colosseum because of "The Colossus," an ancient statue of the sun god that stood by the amphitheater.

Creator

Flavian dynasty

Source

Original image by Grant Hani

Date

70-80 AD

Contributor

Grant Hani

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Concrete, travertine

Type

Amphitheater

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