Built in the 1st c AD when the Roman Empire peaked, the Colosseum represents Rome at its grandest. This colossal structure is a massive marvel of engineering. Ancient Romans, whose taste for violence exceeded even modern America's, came here to unwind. Gladiators, criminals, and wild animals fought to the death providing 50,000 roaring fans with a festival of gore.
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Europe, R. S. (2016, March 04). Rome, Italy: The Colosseum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/795/rome-italy-the-colosseum/
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