Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome was constructed under Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and completed in 80 AD under Emperor Titus.  It is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire and recognized as one of the most marvelous works of engineering and architecture of its time.  The Colosseum was used for public spectacles and brutal gladiatorial competitions where fierce men and women fought to their deaths.  Here are some pictures taken near and around the Colosseum.

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