The iconic, stone amphitheater was a marvel of ancient Roman architecture and engineering. It was used as a venue for gladiatorial contests and spectacles.
The magnificent Colosseum, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Located just east of the Roman Forum, the Colosseum has become a major tourist attraction.
The New Seven Wonders of the World is a massive monument, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, because it was built during the Flavian dynasty. It stood 45 metres high, and dominated the city of Rome. It could seat between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators and is the largest amphitheater ever built.
The Colosseum was built of limestone, concrete, brick, marble and tuff, in 72 CE during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, and was almost completed in 79 AD when Vespasian died. Emperor Titus, Vespasian’s older son saw the completion of the Colosseum for the inauguration 100-day games in 81 AD. Vespasian’s second son, Emperor Domitian made further additions in 81–96 AD. These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty.