Interesting facts about the Coliseum
The ancient building for mass shows – the Colosseum, located at the base of two of the seven hills of the city – the Capitol and the Palatine, is considered one of the symbols of Ancient Rome, and since 1979 it has been protected by UNESCO.
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT WHICH YOU PROBABLY DO NOT KNOW:
The Colosseum might not have been built, but the Roman emperor Flavius Titus Vespasian (senior) decided to eliminate the traces of the reign of Claudius Nero. Construction began on the site of a pond with swans in the year 70. The opening of the Coliseum was in the year 80, under the rule of the son of Titus, who was the representative of Flavius (dynasty of emperors). Therefore, often in historical documents the Colosseum was called as “Flavian Amphitheater.” Continue reading