Visual Timeline: Colosseum

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72 CE: Vespasian begins construction of the Colosseum in Rome.
 
 
80 CE: The Colosseum in Rome is officially opened by Titus with a 100 day gladiator spectacular.
 
 
81 CE - 96 CE: Construction is finally completed on the Colosseum of Rome in the reign of Domitian.
 
 
110 CE: First documented martydom in the Colosseum of Rome, that of St. Ignatius of Antioch.
 
 
404 CE - 405 CE: St. Telemachus is martyred in the Colosseum of Rome
 
 
422 CE: The Colosseum of Rome is damaged by earthquake.
 
 
508 CE: The Colosseum of Rome is damaged by earthquake.
 
 
523 CE: Last recorded animal games in the Colosseum of Rome.
 
 
730 CE: First reference to the Flavian Amphitheatre as the Colosseum by the Venerable Bede.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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