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Colosseum:Bryce and Jami

A presentation about my son
by Jarrod Wagner on 19 March 2013

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Transcript of Colosseum:Bryce and Jami

How it started The building of the Roman Colosseum began between 73-75A.D. and was completed in A.D.81.
It took an estimated 100,000 prisoners to build it.
The fabulous treasures of Jerusalem paid for the building of the Colosseum.
The inauguration games began in A.D. 81.
Vespasian started the building of the Colosseum.
However Vespasian died before the building was complete. His son completed the building and held the first games in A.D. 81.
Considering the time it was built, the Colosseum was built rather quickly. Odd facts In 847, the southern side of the Colosseum collapsed because of a devastating earthquake.
It has about 80 entrances and can accommodate 50,000 spectators.
Ostriches were rode during the games.
It is estimated that over 500,000 people and over a million wild animals were killed throughout the games.
Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney , and Ray Charles were some of the few famous singers that performed at the Colosseum. Jami and Bryce The Colosseum Why it was built The amphitheater was expected to honor its imperial builders and to entertain the people of ancient Rome.
However the entertainment in the theater was far from light.
In fact, the entertainment activates may have left more than 500,000 and 1 million people dead
It was gruesome it included animal hunts, , executions, and gladiatorial contests.
It took 10 years for completion.
Vespasian built it to impress the citizens and make them happy.
Measuring 620 by 513 feet (190 by 155 meters), the Colosseum was the largest amphitheater in the Roman world. The Colosseum was home of many amazing also weird sporting events.
Gladiators fought each other as well as animals.
All of this was so important to how Rome was remembered. They are known for being the tough, forceful, and mean people.
The Colosseum also made the citizens of Rome happy. It was part of bread and circuses which meant it was for cheap entertainment for viewers and a way of punishments for prisoners.
The floor of the Colosseum was covered in about 15cm of sand, sometimes dyed red by blood. The Events held in the Colosseum. Video I never thought this would be in a kids project! http://www.history.com/videos/games-in-the-coliseum#the-fall-of-rome This video goes into detail about the construction of the Colosseum.
When it was opened it had a hundred days of games in a row.
It was very easy to get in and out of the Colosseum.
The Colosseum hosted many types of games.
The two most known were the hunts and the gladiatorial games.
Gladiators were generally slaves, prisoners of war, or criminals.
There was fifteen classes of gladiators each with there very own weapons and armor.
It also hosted plays and chariot races. Continued. The Colosseum was dedicated by Vespasian son Titus.
Emperors used the Colosseum to entertain the citizens with cheap food and entertainment.
It was covered with an enormous awning known as the Velarium.
Games were held for a whole day sometimes even several days in a row.
The magnificent structure was clad in marble.
Even though the magnificent structure had fell to ruins it is still a beautiful sight today.
The Colosseum was probably the most impressive building in the Roman Empire.
The building was an immense elliptical. Panoramic view of the Colosseum http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/colosseum.html
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