Samantha G's The Coliseum

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Samantha G's The Coliseum

Vital Statistics My Structure: The Flavian Amphitheater or the ColiseumLocation: Rome,Italy Construction: Started between 70AD & 72ADConstruction Finished:between 80AD & 82ADDesigner: NeroEngineer: RomansCost: UnknownLength: 620ftHeight:157ftWidth: 525ftStories:4Made of: Stone blocksStyle: ClassicalLatitude: 41°53′24.61″NLongitude: 12°29′32.17″E

The Coliseum

Facts about the Coliseum1. The Coliseum was used for entertainment. These included gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles and dramas based on classical mythology. 2. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions.3. The Coliseum is partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone robbers.4.What the Romans called entertainment back then is what we call murder today.5. The Coliseum could quickly have dry land, and then be filled with water, for the sea battles they reenacted.6. The Coliseum has 240 arches.7. The Christian religion was illegal there.

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