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Ancient Rome Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)
Transcript of Ancient Rome Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)
(Flavian Amphitheater) It was built in A.D. 72 and completed in A.D. 80 after the Emperor Vespasian's death. The colosseum can hold up to 50,000 people. The colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests,
executions, or for animal hunts. In A.D. 217 the colosseum was badly damaged because
of a fire caused by lightning. Many of of upper levels were damaged and not fully repaired until A.D. 240. By the late 6th century, a small church was built in the center of the Colosseum. The colosseum is a major tourist attraction in Rome with thousands of tourists each year paying to view the arena. A wooden walkway is built today so that tourist are able to view the lower level of the colosseum. Here are 5 reasons why you should pick my wonder.... #1
It's still standing today even though it was built over 2,000 years ago. #2
The colosseum was built in the city center. It symbolises the heart of Rome. #3
Although many people and animals were hurt and killed, this colosseum is still so popular. #4
After the colosseum was built, Flavian's son had the first Inaugural games to celebrate the completion. #5
Most importantly, the colosseum was bulit for the people in Rome. Everyone was welcome. Below the colosseum were cells that held gladiators and animals. Vote for my wonder! (: By:Alison Lum
Division 1, Grade 7.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inaugural_games_of_the_Flavian_Amphitheatre http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html There were about 80 entrances so that large crowds were able to leave and enter quickly. Here is a map of where it's located....