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the colosseum


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the colosseum

  1. 1. The Colosseum
  2. 2. Why was the Colosseum built• The Colosseum was used for gladiator contests such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, reenactments of famous battles.• Also used for entertainment for the public.
  3. 3. Who made the Colosseum• Construction of the Colosseum began under the rule of the Emperor Vespasian in around 70–72 AD.• It is 189 meters long, and 156 meters wide, with a base area of 6 acres. The height of the outer wall is 48 meters. The perimeter originally measured 545 meters.
  4. 4. Where is the Colosseum• The Colosseum is in Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy on a large flat area.• The Colosseum is Capable of seating 50,000 spectators.
  5. 5. Interesting facts• The Colosseum was also used for sacrifices and It was later reused for such purposes as housing and workshops.
  6. 6. How is it used now • The Colosseum is now used as a tourist attraction taking in hundreds of thousands of people.
  7. 7. • I think that the Colosseum should be preserved because of how magnificent it is. It is very interesting how the Romans could move heavy rocks to that height. Also how they could make the concrete to stitch all the rocks together to form a three story landmark. When Im older I would love to go there.