Secrets of the Colosseum - One of The 7 Wonders of The World
Colosseum, also called Flavian Amphitheatre, giant amphitheatre built in Rome under the Flavian emperors.
Construction of the Colosseum was begun sometime between 70 and 72 CE during the reign of Vespasian.
It is located just east of the Palatine Hill, on the grounds of what was Nero’s Golden House.
The artificial lake that was the centrepiece of that palace complex was drained, and the Colosseum was sited there, a decision that was as much symbolic as it was practical.
The structure was officially dedicated in 80 CE by Titus in a ceremony that included 100 days of games.
Later, in 82 CE, Domitian completed the work by adding the uppermost story.
The Colosseum is a freestanding structure of stone and concrete, using a complex system of barrel vaults and groin vaults.
It is among the most popular tourist attractions in the world and is one of the seven wonders of the world.
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