Things I want to See in Europe

Colosseum

*The colosseum was built to hold 50,000 people.

*The construction of the colosseum began in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian.

*Titus, Vespasian’s son and successor completed the construction in 81 AD. It took only 9 years to build.

*60,000 Jewish slaves worked together to build the colosseum out of stone and concrete.

*They used the colosseum for various things such as gladiator fights, animal hunts, and plays.

*In the 390 years that the colosseum was being used, about 500,000 people died and about 1,000,000 animals died.

*In the medieval period, they used the colosseum for many things such as a Christian shrine and workshops.

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