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"Colosseum Construction" Colosseum Tip by sandysmith

Colosseum, Rome: 495 reviews and 944 photos

by sandysmith

Originally named Flavian Amphitheat, it took only eight years to erect the greatest monument of ancient Rome. Vespasian begun it in 72 A.D., Titus completed the works in 80 A.D. and Domitian added the higher steps and some service zones beneath the arena. The inaugural festival lasted 100 days, during which many gladiators and 5000 wild beasts were killed.

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  • Written Mar 30, 2003
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