The Roman Colosseum is Rome’s most popular tourist attraction. It was built in 72 A.D. and is still the largest amphitheater in the world.
It has over 80 entrances and can accommodate 50,000 people.
It is thought that over 500,000 people lost their lives here, along with over one million wild animals. The last gladiatorial fights took place in 435 A.D.
All Romans had free admission to events and were fed during the show. Festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days.
The ancient Romans would sometimes flood the Colosseum and have miniature ship naval battles as a way of entertainment.
The Colosseum took 9 years to build using over 60,000 Jewish slaves. 4 million tourist visit it each year.
The earthquakes of 847 A.D. and 1231 A.D. caused most of the damage we see today.
The Roman Colosseum was built for three reasons: As a gift to the Roman citizens, to stage various forms of entertainment and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.
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