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Colosseum
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Colosseum

The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is a large ellipsoid arena built in the first century CE by the Flavian Roman emperors of Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE) and Domitian (81-96 CE). The arena hosted spectacular public entertainments...
Colosseum
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Colosseum

3D view of the interior of the Colosseum in Rome, as a tourist can visit it today.
Amphitheatre
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Amphitheatre

An amphitheatre was a structure built throughout the Roman empire where ordinary people could watch such spectacles as gladiator games, mock naval battles, wild animal hunts, and public executions. Usually oval in form, the largest examples...
Colosseum Hypogeum
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Colosseum Hypogeum

The Hypogeum is the substructure of the Colosseum. It was built approximately 10 years after the inauguration of the Colosseum by Emperor Domitian, 1st century CE, Rome, Italy.
Colosseum Hypogeum
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Colosseum Hypogeum

The Hypogeum is the substructure of the Colosseum. It was built approximately 10 years after the inauguration of the Colosseum by Emperor Domitian, 1st century CE, Rome, Italy.
Colosseum Hypogeum
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Colosseum Hypogeum

Hypogeum is the substructure of the Colosseum. It was built approximately 10 years after the inauguration of the Colosseum by Emperor Domitian, 1th century C.E, Rome, Italy.
Colosseum Hypogeum
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Colosseum Hypogeum

The Hypogeum is the substructure of the Colosseum. It was built approximately 10 years after the inauguration of the Colosseum by Emperor Domitian, 1st century CE, Rome, Italy.
Colosseum Cross-Section
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Colosseum Cross-Section

A cross-section of the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome (begun in 72 CE). The diagram illustrates the four floors with wide access stairways and the outer decoration of (starting from the bottom) Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns...
Colosseum Floor (Hypogea)
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Colosseum Floor (Hypogea)

View of the underground rooms of the Colosseum. The Flavian amphitheater, built between 72 and 80 AD, has two floors built below the cavea, using what was perhaps the pond of Nero.
Colosseum - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
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Colosseum - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)

The Colosseum (theĀ Flavian amphitheater) is the largest amphitheater the Romans ever constructed, with a circumference of 545 m, height of 50 m, 189m long and 156 wide. The exterior wall of travertine stone has been estimated to 100,000 tons...
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