Things I want to See in Europe


*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.


Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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