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The Roman Colosseum

Summary: The Roman Colosseum is one of the most beautiful amphitheatres of the Roman world. It was constructed on the site of the artificial lake in which Nero had built his Villa, Domus Aurea. Construction began in AD 72, by Emperor Vespasian's but was completed however, by his son Titus, who became his successor. The Colosseum is one of the most imposing and magnificent structures still standing today. It is one of the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions.
The Roman Colosseum is one of the most beautiful amphitheatres of the Roman world. It was constructed on the site of the artificial lake in which Nero had built his Villa, Domus Aurea. Construction began in AD 72, by Emperor Vespasian's but was completed however, by his son Titus, who became his successor. The Colosseum's 80 arched entrances allowed easy access to over 50,000 people. Deadly gladiatorial games and wild animal fights were held free of charge by the emperor and the wealthy for public viewing.

Its launch lasted 100 days, during which 5,000 animals were slaughtered. The last time the Colosseum was known to be in use was in AD 523. The name 'Colosseum' came from a colossus statue of Nero nearby. This statue was later transformed into Sol, the sun god by adding a solar crown. The link to Nero's statue has been forgotten over time, as the name 'Coliseum' was introduced...

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