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THE COLOSSEUM What type of structure is the Colosseum? The Colosseum is a mass structure. What is it called? who and why did they build it? Roman Emporor Vespasian they Between 71 and 79, much of Vespasian's reign is a mystery. Historians report that Vespasian ordered the construction of several buildings in Rome.

Vespasian helped rebuild Rome after the civil war. He began construction of the Colosseum and built some large statues. thank you to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespasian
for helping with this information Little information survives about the government during the ten years Vespasian was emperor. His reign is best known for financial reforms following the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the successful campaign against Judaea, and several ambitious construction projects, such as the Colosseum. He died on 79 AD and his son Titan was his heir. now to why they built it. Roman Emporor Vespasian started
to build the colosseum to get more popular with the people. He also built it so he could execute people in style. the outer wall by itself is made up of over 100,000 travertine stone pillers what materials were used to build the colosseum and was held together by 300 TONS of iron clamps why there was, and still is, a lot of travertine stone in and
around Rome that's why they used it The intended function of the colosseum was? the colosseum was intended to allow 50,oo0 people to watch two or more people fight to the death. The people were mostly war prisoners or christians. Mass structure is a structure natural or manufactured,
that is made by the piling up of materials who? To enhance the appearance the roman emporer added 1. many arches 2. open roof 3. sand floor many movies and books are made with
the Colosseum as a imporant part of the movie. In the movie "Gladiator" Russell Crowe
has to fight for his life agents other gladiators to have a chance for freedom. NOW A NEWS FROM ARE SPONSERS michael.realestate.com buy a peace of history, the colosseum is a amazing structure with many arches to incress the structeral integeraty. The colosseum is a free standing mass structure. Mass structure is a structure that is made by the piling up of materials. Half was destroyed by natural disasters so you can rebuild. Build your dream home. Some different things about the colosseum are? 1. the cost is unknown 2. the prisons can hold 100,ooo prisoners 3. the design of the colosseum was the latest roman art and architecture In the designing and building of the colosseum, scientist used the
following technologies to build this architectural marvel. 1. not using adhesives (like clay) but using iron clamps. 2. They used a pully system for lifting and lowering the animals onto the colosseum floor. 3. The Romans used great engineering skills
by using arches to hold the weight of the
colosseum. the colosseum was a beautiful structure when it was built but now Thank you for watching my prezi and I hope you learned more about
the colosseum.
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