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…
- The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre that the Roman Empire built and is located in the centre of Rome, Italy.
- Its construction began under the emperor Vespasian, and was completed by his son Titus, in 80 AD.
- It measures 187 metres long, 155 metres wide and is 48 metres tall.
- The Colosseum’s structure was built out of wood, limestone, cement, mortar and tiles…
The Colosseum, Rome
- …and was built to provide a permanent arena for entertaining the citizens of Rome.
- It could seat 80,000 spectators… That’s more than all the residents of Winchester and Farnham combined!
- A replica of Rome’s Colosseum was built in Malta for The 2000 film, “Gladiator” which portrays epic gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum.
- After The Vatican, The Colosseum is Rome’s next most popular tourist destination – each year it welcomes 4 million people!
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