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Roman Emperors

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Catalina Reyes

on 19 October 2012

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Roman architecture The Colosseum An Emperor called Titus opened the Colosseum ( Coliseum ) in 80 A.D. with more than 100 games a day.
These building measures 188m by 156 and high more than 48 meters.
More than 55,00o people can m
The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft). The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
Above the ground are four storeys, the upper storey contained seating for lower classes and women.
Colosseum, Rome
The lowest storey was preserved for prominent citizens. Below the ground were rooms with mechanical devices and cages containing wild animals. The cages could be hoisted, enabling the animals to appear in the middle of the arena.

Appian Way 312 B. C. ancient Roman highway

Circus Maximus 300 B. C. chariot race track - could seat 250,000

The Pantheon 27 B. C. dome added under Hadrian in 124 A. D. - used as church since 609 A. D.

Theater of Marcellus 13 A. D. theater

The Colosseum 80 A. D. a third of a mile in circumference, three tires of arches, seated 50,000
Emperor's Palace 85 A. D. emperors lived surrounded by an army of servants and officials

Trajan's Column 113 A. D. marble shaft dedicated to Emperor Trajan

Hadrian's Arch 117-138 A. D. triumphal arch built during reign of Emperor Constantine

Castel Sant' Angelo 136 A. D. tomb built by Emperor Hadrian for himself

The Baths of Caracalla 211-217 A. D. public bath built during reign of Emperor Caracalla

The Aurelian Wall 272 A. D. built to keep out barbarians

Arch of Constantine 324-337 A. D. triumphal arch build during the reign of Emperor Constantine Roman buildings Time Line Alejandra Salazar & Catalina Reyes
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