Colosseum (Colosseo)

The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
The plan is a vast ellipse, measuring externally 188 m x 156 m (615 ft x 510 ft), with the base of the building covering about 6 acres.
Vaults span between eighty radial walls to support tiers of seating and for passageways and stairs.

The Colosseum was begun by Vespasian in Rome, inaugurated by Titus in 80 A.D. and completed by Domitian.
Located on marshy land between the Esquiline and Caelian Hills, it was the first permanent amphitheater to be built in Rome.
Its monumental size and grandeur as well as its practical and efficient organization for producing spectacles and controlling the large crowds make it one of the great architectural monuments achieved by the ancient Romans.
The amphitheater is a vast ellipse with tiers of seating for 50,000 spectators around a central elliptical arena. Below the wooden arena floor, there was a complex set of rooms and passageways for wild beasts and other provisions for staging the spectacles. Eighty walls radiate from the arena and support vaults for passageways, stairways and the tiers of seats. At the outer edge circumferential arcades link each level and the stairways between levels.


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