Colosseum Rome map
Map colosseum Rome. Colosseum Rome map (Lazio - Italy) to print. Colosseum Rome map (Lazio - Italy) to download. The Colosseum of Rome, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire as its shown in colosseum Rome map. The colosseum is one of Rome most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.
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The colosseum Rome occupies a site just east of the Roman Forum as its mentioned in colosseum Rome map, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications of the colosseum of Rome being made during Domitian reign (81–96). The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian and Titus family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).
The colosseum Rome is capable of seating 50,000 spectators as you can see in colosseum Rome map, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building of the colosseum of Rome ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. The colosseum Rome was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.