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Transcript of Rome
The Colosseum was a massive building constructed in the Roman Empire. Emperor Vespasian died before the Colosseum was completed and passed the project onto his son, Titus.
Where is the Colosseum located?
The Colosseum is in the center of Rome, Italy
When was the Colosseum built?
The Colosseum was built in 72 AD. Construction of the Colosseum continued under Titus, after Vespasian’s death.
The Colosseum was built under the command of Vespasian. Sadly, Vespasian died, but his son Titus took control. A confirmed architect of the Colosseum was never found.
The Roman Colosseum
By: Mohammed Al Jawhar and Kiyan Bhalla
What materials did the Romans use to build the Colosseum?
Why was the Colosseum built?
The Colosseum was built by Vespasian to gain popularity because the previous emperor, Nero, was so hated in ancient Rome.
Who was able to enter the Colosseum?
The Colosseum had seats for nobles, common men, and of course, the emperor.
When did the Romans stop using the Colosseum?
The Colosseum was in use for about 365 years. This means that it was used until circa 435 AD.
Why did the Romans stop using the Colosseum?
The Gladiator Games came to an end followed by other entertainment. This caused decline in the Colosseum's use.
How long did it take to build the Colosseum?
The Colosseum took between 8-10 years to be build. Many sources disagree on how long it took to build the Colosseum.
How big was the Colosseum?
What was the Colosseum named after?
Today, this Roman amphitheater is known as the Colosseum. It’s named after a massive statue of emperor Nero that stood nearby.
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Emperor Vespasian used a share of his gold to purchase concrete, marble, and limestone to build the Colosseum. The marble was stolen over time because of its expensive value.
What was the Colosseum used for?
The Colosseum was an amphitheater used for celebrations and entertainment such as gladiatorial fights or animal killing shows.
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Who was the architect that designed the Colosseum?
The Colosseum is around 6 acres in size. It's also about 157 feet tall and has an approximate perimeter of 1788 feet.
Did you know?
1. The Colosseum in Rome has over 80 extravagant entrances!
2. 500,000 gladiators lost their lives in the Colosseum, and over 1 million wild animals were killed there.
3. Many natural disasters damaged the Colosseum. However most of the damage was caused by earthquakes between 847 AD and 1231 AD.
4. Festivals , games , and celebrations could last up to 100 days in the Colosseum.
5.The last known gladiatorial fight took place circa 435 AD.
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How did the Colosseum influence ancient Rome?
The colosseum was a hub of entertainment and celebration in ancient Rome.
You return to the comfort of your own home knowing that you are Roman!