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400 BCE - 200 BCE: Amphitheatre constructed at Argos.
 
264 BCE: First recorded Roman gladiator games organised by two sons to commemorate the death of their father.
 
75 BCE: The amphitheatre of Pompeii is built.
 
 
59 CE: A riot in the arena of Pompeii between locals and citizens of Nuceria results in a ten-year ban on gladiator games in Pompeii.
 
 
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.
 
 
404 CE: Roman Emperor Honorius outlaws gladiator games.
 
 
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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