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Colosseum Rome


The Flavian Amphitheatre (later renamed the Coliseum) is the largest ancient amphitheater in the world place of bread and circuses and gladiator fights. An ancient testimony of architecture and cruel spectacle. In the year 72 AD, the construction of the Colosseum in Rome by Vespian began to 80 it was opened according to tradition, with 100 days ongoing games, including with gladiator fights, mock sea battles and animal hunts.

As a viewer you passed through one of the 80 gates into the interior of the arena. Some inputs and areas of the auditorium were reserved for privileged guests. Inside was room for 50,000 spectators. Many former principles of the design of the arena are still used today in the construction of stadiums.

Built on an  ellipses shapes base has the Colosseum a circumference of 527 meters and a height of 48 meters. The round shape was chosen so that gladiators and hunted animals had no corner in which they could seek shelter.
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