"Roman architectural brilliance" Rome Local Custom Tip by Jenniflower

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It's only when one hears how well organised and arranged this arena was, can one start to fully appreciate the huge amount of creative thought and design that went into it's creation.

It's real name is of course the Flavian Amphitheatre, as it was built by 3 Flavian emperors, Titus, Vespasian and Domitian. Iconic, Doric and Corinthian colums form part of the coliseum, which is in itself quite something.

Many of these can be seen in good order today still, most have been ravished by time and the weather.

This was a very cultural and rich part of an ancient Roman's life. It came to a halt when Rome became a Christian city.

It's rocks were then carted off to help build the walls of the city, and along with weathering and general ruin, we have what is left today.

Still beautiful though!

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  • Updated May 23, 2006
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