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    The Colosseum - History & Interesting Facts
     Colosseum is the largest elliptical amphitheater in the Roman Empire, located in the city of Rome, Italy, which is considered to be an outstanding specimen of Roman architecture and engineering.  Let me tell you that it is one of the 7 wonders of the world and it attracts about 4.2 million tourists every year.  Tell us about this marvel of Rome that its construction started in the middle of 70-72th AD, which was completed by Emperor Titus in the 80th AD.  After its completion, some changes were made to it in the 81st century.  Explain that it is named after Amphitheaterum flavium, Titus and Vespian's family names Flavius.  If you want to know more about the Colosseum, then read this article completely, in this we are going to tell about the history of the Colosseum and 25 interesting facts about it.

     The Colosseum built in oval could accommodate 50,000 spectators, which was a big thing for any building at that time.  You will be surprised to know that in this stadium, there were bloody battles of warriors only for entertainment.  Here the warriors had to fight with animals too.  It is estimated that more than 10 lakh humans and 5 lakh animals were killed here.  Apart from this, many mythological dramas were also held here.  Here grand events were held twice a year, which the Roman people loved very much.
     In the early medieval period, this building was closed for public works and later it has been used as a place of residence, religious work, fort, and pilgrimage site.  Presently, this structure has become a ruin due to earthquake and stone theft.  But even today this ruin is well decorated for the tourists visiting here.  Even today, this place tells the glory of the Roman Empire.  It is one of the places of interest in Rome by tourists.  This historical site has also been included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.  Even today, on every Good Friday, the Pope burns a torch and takes out a procession here.
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Interesting Facts 
  • Explain that the Colosseum is also known as Flavian Amphitheater, which is constructed in an oval shape.
  •  In 2007, the Colosseum was chosen as one of the 7 wonders of the world.
  •  The Colosseum was constructed between 72 AD and AD, which is located in the center of Italy city.
  •  The Colosseum has a height of 157 feet and a circumference of 1788 feet.
  •  1.1 million tons of concrete with stones and bricks were used to create this attractive structure.
  •  You will be surprised to know that the Colosseum has more than 80 entrances and is one of the most famous Roman tourist attractions in the world.
  •  The Colosseum of Rome has a seating area of ​​about 50,000 people.
  •  Around 200 bullock carts were used to transport marbles at the time the Colosseum was built.
  •  The Colosseum hosted gladiator duets only to entertain people in the Roman Republic.
  •  About 100,000 cubic meters of stone have been used for its construction.
  •  The Colosseum was built by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty.
  •  It is one of the most visited monuments in Italy.  Every year, more than 4 million tourists come here to visit.
  •  The most surprising thing is that 5 lakh people and 1 lakh animals have died in the Games just for entertainment.
  •  The last recorded games here were held in the 6th century.
  •  One can see the image of the Colosseum in five-cent euro coins.  A torch procession is taken out here on every Good Friday.  The Colosseum still has a close relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
  •  The southern part of the Colosseum was destroyed by a major earthquake in 847.
  •  Titus held a 100-day game at the beginning of the Colosseum in 80 CE.  It is a popular place for botanists.
  •  Some broken pieces of the Colosseum have been used to construct the St. Peter's Basilica.
  •  60,000 Jewish slaves worked to build the Colosseum, which covers an area of ​​6 acres.
  •  The Colosseum was built as a gift to the Romans.
  •  This huge amphitheater took less than 10 years.
  •  The biggest seat here was that of the emperor sitting in the box, which provided the best view of the arena.
  •  There was a sea war inside the Colosseum during the reign of Titus in 80 CE.
  •  The Colosseum tickets were completely free for the ancient Romans.
  •  If today the cost of the Colosseum is calculated, it would be more than 39 million euros.
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