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If you are in Rome, Italy as a tourist, you shouldn't definitely miss visiting this enormous architectural monument built about 1920 years ago by the Emperor Vespasian. He started building it between 70 and 76 AD, but it was completed by his son Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum was dedicated to the year of Vespasian's death by him. The opening celebrations lasted for 100 days presenting many games.

If you are in Rome, Italy as a tourist, you shouldn’t definitely miss visiting this enormous architectural monument built about 1920 years ago by the Emperor Vespasian. He started building it between 70 and 76 AD, but it was completed by his son Titus in 80 AD. The Colosseum was dedicated to the year of Vespasian’s death by him. The opening celebrations lasted for 100 days presenting many games.

It is considered an architectural and engineering wonder, and remains as a standing proof of both the grandeur and the cruelty of the Roman world. The amphitheatre can hold seating for around 50,000 spectators. It was about 160 feet high and covered 6 acres. It’s the tallest Roman structure ever.

You will have to buy ticket to get into this beauty of ancient. Do enjoy the long queue cause you are just standing below the huge columns that support this monster and I tell you it’s so BREATH TAKING!!! Everyone from the each corner of the Earth will try to flock in to make themselves feel like the ancient Romans cheering for the survival of the poor gladiators facing fierce man slaughtering beasts or death match between wild beasts. The games were really bloody and for 4 centuries, men died for the entertainment of the crowd because most of them were slaves and criminals. Ahh, and the gladiators went to training schools. If anyone forgot to watch the movie “Gladiator” please go and see it.

During summer time there will be actors dressing up as HOT MUSCLE PACK gladiators doing small stage shows and of cause photo sessions too. So ladies please remember to bring along your camera or buy a disposable one. I promise they are so HOT you don’t want to get down.

Inside you’ll find a museum and some gift shops. For further information about the Colosseum visit
www.the-colosseum.net or

www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Roman_Colosseum.html or

www.romeguide.it

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