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The
Colosseum or Roman Coliseum is among the very most well-known landmarks and tourist sites in Italy. This amphitheatre was started by the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD and completed in 80 AD by the emperor Titus. The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles and could seat approx. 50,000 spectators.
 
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The Colosseum in Rome seen from the outside.

The Colosseum in Rome seen from the outside.
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The Colosseum in Rome as it looks inside. Originally the whole centre area was covered with wooden planks (like a small section is right now). This was where the gladiators fought. The seats has also long been removed.

The Colosseum in Rome as it looks inside. Originally the whole centre area was covered with wooden planks (like a small section is right now). This was where the gladiators fought. The seats has also long been removed.
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Details from the Colosseum in Rome.

Details from the Colosseum in Rome.
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The Colosseum in Rome seen from the outside.

The Colosseum in Rome seen from the outside.
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The Colosseum in Rome seen from the Forum Romanum (Roman Forum), which is just next to the Colosseum.

The Colosseum in Rome seen from the Forum Romanum (Roman Forum), which is just next to the Colosseum.
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A triumphal arc (Arch of Constantine, 315 AD) just outside the Colosseum in Rome.

A triumphal arc (Arch of Constantine, 315 AD) just outside the Colosseum in Rome.
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Photo: Jørn Jensen - Denmark - May 2009

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