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Interesting facts about the Roman Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum was built during the period of the Flavian Dynasty. The word "colosiac" was taken from the statue located near the Amphitheater, which is called 'Colonos of Nero'.

Interesting facts about the Roman Colosseum
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Construction began in 72 AD under Emperor Vespasian. Vespasian's son and successor Titus completed the construction in 81 AD.

It is considered the world's largest amphitheater. Wespasian Free Gladiator Games wanted to create a local area for entertainment

It is interesting to know that about 60,000 Jewish slaves were used to build the Colosseum. In its construction, hundreds of skilled stone makers were also installed.

The Colosseum contains about 615 feet long, 510 feet wide, 187 feet high and 6 acres of area. Whereas, the arena was 287 feet long, 180 feet wide and covered by 15 cm sand.

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It can accommodate 50,000 - 80,000 people. Particular attention was paid to the management of the crowd, and therefore, entrance doors, corridors, and stairs were prepared to enter the crowd and to exit quickly and easily.

As the amphitheater was used for entertainment for about 390 years, it killed many people in the Gladiator fights, as well as more than 400,000 people died in the Colosseum, as well as about 1,00,000 animals were also dead.

Colosseum saw many incidents, such as the fights of Gladiator, the display of wild animals, dramatic drama, execution, religious celebrations, fake sea warfare and the famous Roman victory war

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The western exit portion of the Colosseum is also known as "Gate of Death" because it was the exit door from where the dead gladiators were excluded.

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