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The Colosseum in Rome
Image by William West

The Colosseum in Rome

A photo showing the Colosseum (also known as Flavian Amphitheatre) in Rome, Italy.
Colosseum Cross-Section
Image by S. R. Koehler

Colosseum Cross-Section

A cross-section of the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre in Rome (begun in 72 CE). The diagram illustrates the four floors with wide access stairways and the outer decoration of (starting from the bottom) Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns...
The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre
Image by Dennis Jarvis

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.
Bronze Sestertius with Colosseum
Image by Peter Roan

Bronze Sestertius with Colosseum

A bronze sestertius from the reign of Titus (79-81 CE) which depicts the Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre. Clearly shown are the four arched stories, statues within the arches and the large monumental fountain - the Meta Sudans - which stood...
The Colosseum of Rome
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The Colosseum of Rome

Photo of the Colosseum in Rome, completed 80 AD.
Colosseum, Rome
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Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum, 1st. Century CE, Rome, Italy.
Coin Medallions Featuring the Colosseum
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Coin Medallions Featuring the Colosseum

Medallions with designs similar to coins could be worn as a symbol of allegiance, or given as prestigious gifts. They were specifically to be attractive, as display or presentation pieces. Both of these medallions depict the Colosseum (Flavian...
Colosseum, Stucco Decoration.
Image by Filip Maes

Colosseum, Stucco Decoration.

Colosseum, Rome. Remains of once vividly painted stucco on the vault of one of the main entrances. 72-80 CE.
Colosseum Floor (Hypogea)
Image by Irene Fanizza

Colosseum Floor (Hypogea)

View of the underground rooms of the Colosseum. The Flavian amphitheater, built between 72 and 80 AD, has two floors built below the cavea, using what was perhaps the pond of Nero.
Exterior of  Roman Colosseum
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Exterior of Roman Colosseum

Exterior of Roman Colosseum, 1st century CE, Rome, Italy.