interesting facts about The Colosseum

8 Entertaining Facts about The Colosseum

Built during the time of Ancient Rome, The Colosseum was built as a place for entertaining – here’s 8 facts about The Colosseum to entertain you…

  1. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre that the Roman Empire built and is located in the centre of Rome, Italy.
  2. Its construction began under the emperor Vespasian, and was completed by his son Titus, in 80 AD.
  3. It measures 187 metres long, 155 metres wide and is 48 metres tall.
  4. The Colosseum’s structure was built out of wood, limestone, cement, mortar and tiles…
interesting facts about the Colosseum

The Colosseum, Rome

  1. …and was built to provide a permanent arena for entertaining the citizens of Rome.
  2. It could seat 80,000 spectators… That’s more than all the residents of Winchester and Farnham combined!
  3. A replica of Rome’s Colosseum was built in Malta for The 2000 film, “Gladiator” which portrays epic gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum.
  4. After The Vatican, The Colosseum is Rome’s next most popular tourist destination – each year it welcomes 4 million people!

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