Gallery 17: The Colesseum – Rome, Italy

The Colesseum is an oval amphitheater in the center of Rome. It was built of travertine limestone, tuff, and brick-faced concrete in 80 AD and held 50,000+ spectators. It was used for gladiatorial contests, public spectacles, mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, and dramas based on Classical mythology. In 2018, it was the most popular tourist attraction in the world, with 7.4 million visitors.

 

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