Research Paper On The Colosseum

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The Colosseum was started in 70-72 A.D. and took about 10 years to complete. The Colosseum actually used to be called the Flavian Amphitheater named after the Flavian emperor who built it. This Flavian emperor was Emperor Vespasian, who started the building project as a gift to the Romans. The Colosseum had many games and fights including gladiators fighting animals such as lions and tigers as well as gladiators fighting other gladiators. The Colosseum was used for about 400 years and 50,000 people could sit in it. History.com states,“ Awnings were unfurled from the top story in order to protect the audience from the hot Roman sun.” According to penelope.uchicago.edu,“ There are four arcaded stories, the first three each have eighty arches,

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