The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre

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Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 02 November 2012
The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre

Construction of the Colosseum in Rome was begun in 72 CE by Vespasian and completed between 81 and 96 CE in the reign of Domitian. The arena hosted gladiator contests, wild animal hunts and public executions.

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Jarvis, D. (2012, November 02). The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/950/

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Jarvis, Dennis. "The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 02, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/950/.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Nov 2012. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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