The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 02 November 2012

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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