Journey to The Colosseum in Heart of Rome

The Colosseum in Heart of Rome

Colosseum in Rome is one of the magnificent buildings from the ancient Roman era. It is a huge structure of stone whose construction was started by Emperor Vespasian in the year 70-72 AD while his son Titus eventually completed the work and opened it in the year 80 AD. Also, it is a significant remnant of the Flavian Dynasty, which remained in use for more than 390 years. The Colosseum is an Amphitheatre in Oval shape, which was mostly used for conducting gladiator battles, executions, dramatic enactments of wars and animal fights. Thousands of spectators could converge on the sides of the Colosseum while the main event was held in the center.

Today, the building has been damaged due to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. However, it is a major tourist attraction since millions of people from all over the world come to this place.It is also historic since hundreds and thousands of people lost their lives fighting as gladiators or executed by the emperors. We were in Italy in the month of December after visiting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. We booked a restaurant near the Colosseum in Rome and decided to visit it the next day after reaching here at night.

Exploring the Architectural Marvel of Colosseum   

It is a marvel of architecture, which reflects the superiority of ancient Rome in this field. The building of the amphitheater is an Oval shape supported by Columns. There are huge windows in the walls of the structure from where the spectators could watch the proceedings in the center. There is a huge field in the middle where different events were carried out. The building of the amphitheater has undergone various restorations after being damaged by events such as the Great Fire of Rome and other invasions.

The Historical use of the building of Colosseum

We explored every inch of this magnificent place, which filled our hearts with awe. Then we hired the services of a guide who was well versed about the history of this place. He taught us that over the course of time, it has been used for various different purposes. Initially, it was built to conduct gladiator battle and war enactments but later was transformed into a Chapel and in the late 17th century, it was used as a leather factory was getting economic benefits. Today, it is an important tourist destination, which brings significant revenue to the city of Rome.

We spent a day exploring various aspects of the Colosseum and only went to our restaurant when the night fell.   

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