Colosseum - amphitheater, an architectural monument of ancient Rome's most famous and one of the grandest buildings of the ancient world, extant.
Building of the amphitheater was begun by Emperor Vespasian after his victories in Judea. Believe that the amphitheater was built at the expense of the proceeds from the sale of the spoils Building amphitheater completed under Emperor Titus in eightieth year.
The Colosseum was a long time for the inhabitants of Rome and visiting the main place of entertainment spectacles such as gladiator fights, animal baiting, sea battles.
There was a myth created by the Catholic Church that Christians were executed in conflict. When Emperor Macrinus he badly damaged by fire, but was restored by decree of Alexander Severus.
Coliseum as one of the most large construction are often a symbol of Rome as well as the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris, "Big Ben" - symbol of London Kremlin's Spassky Tower - the symbol of Moscow, Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa symbol, and Charles Bridge - the symbol of Prague.
Initially, the Colosseum was immortalize d in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World, compiled by the Roman poet Martsialy in I century. But Wonder of the World is not the Coliseum.
Today, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the most popular tourist sites. Despite its ruins, lost two thirds of its original mass Coliseum astounding tourists with its austere grandeur. The Colosseum in Rome, the Eternal City - it's most valuable architectural monument of ancient Rome.