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Colosseum Rome Italy

Colosseum Rome Italy - italy, colosseum rome
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The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era.

The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.

The Flavian Amphitheater
Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian Dynasty, started construction of the Colosseum in AD 72. It was completed in AD 80, the year after Vespasian's death.
The huge amphitheater was built on the site of an artificial lake, part of Nero's huge park in the center of Rome which also included the Golden House (Domus Aurea) and the nearby Colossus statue. This giant statue of Nero also gave the building its current name.

The Building
The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft). The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
Above the ground are four storeys, the upper storey contained seating for lower classes and women. The lowest storey was preserved for prominent citizens. Below the ground were rooms and cages containing wild animals and mechanical devices. The cages could be hoisted, enabling the animals to appear in the middle of the arena.

Inauguration
Hundred-day games were held by Titus, Vespasian's successor, to mark the inauguration of the building in AD 80. In the process, some 9,000 wild animals were slaughtered.

The Ruins
The southern side of the Colosseum was felled by an earthquake in 847. Parts of the building - including the marble facade - were used for the construction of later monuments, including the St. Peter's Basilica.
nadxxm Uploaded by nadxxm on . Colosseum Rome Italy - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Colosseum Rome Italy. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 82283. The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era.

The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.

The Flavian Amphitheater
Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian Dynasty, started construction of the Colosseum in AD 72. It was completed in AD 80, the year after Vespasian's death.
The huge amphitheater was built on the site of an artificial lake, part of Nero's huge park in the center of Rome which also included the Golden House (Domus Aurea) and the nearby Colossus statue. This giant statue of Nero also gave the building its current name.

The Building
The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft). The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
Above the ground are four storeys, the upper storey contained seating for lower classes and women. The lowest storey was preserved for prominent citizens. Below the ground were rooms and cages containing wild animals and mechanical devices. The cages could be hoisted, enabling the animals to appear in the middle of the arena.

Inauguration
Hundred-day games were held by Titus, Vespasian's successor, to mark the inauguration of the building in AD 80. In the process, some 9,000 wild animals were slaughtered.

The Ruins
The southern side of the Colosseum was felled by an earthquake in 847. Parts of the building - including the marble facade - were used for the construction of later monuments, including the St. Peter's Basilica.
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Wallpaper Comments (6)

putri
Posted by putri on 01/30/11 at 02:26 AM
Thank you for sharing the info,beautiful picture
Jackie133
Posted by Jackie133 on 10/23/09 at 10:15 AM
BEAUTIFUL thats amazing I wonder how long it took 2 build that?
ifrogg
Posted by ifrogg on 05/08/09 at 08:24 PM
reminds me of all the nights i've spent in the city. nice!
Derek_Chan_731
Posted by Derek_Chan_731 on 05/03/09 at 12:40 AM
Nice one! :)
melissa321KABOOM
Posted by melissa321KABOOM on 05/02/09 at 10:55 PM
nice...
larisa
Posted by larisa on 05/02/09 at 03:29 PM
Another beautiful picture and I appreciate the information. :)
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Date Uploaded: May 02, 2009
Filename: sseum-Roma-Italy-01.jpg
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Category: Ancient

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